Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder present the Medal of Valor to St. Petersburg, Fla., Police Sgt. Karl Lounge, Jr., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The medal is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder present the Medal of Valor to St. Petersburg, Fla., Police Sgt. Karl Lounge, Jr., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The medal is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. (Associated Press)