- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Six law enforcement officers will receive a top award from Ohio’s State Highway Patrol leader for their actions in approaching a Kentucky murder suspect in a scene that shut down a highway.

Four troopers and two Butler County sheriff’s deputies were scheduled Monday to get the Superintendent’s Citation of Merit Award, but officials postponed the event due to snowy conditions around the state. Organizers say it will be rescheduled.

A patrol spokesman says it’s a rare honor typically recognizing people who put their safety at risk to protect others.

This case involved a man accused of kidnapping his estranged girlfriend and fatally shooting her 17-year-old son. Authorities heard gunshots while approaching the suspect’s stopped vehicle along Interstate 75 north of Cincinnati on Sept. 12. They found the woman dead inside.

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