- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature is honoring two Huntsville police officers for extraordinary courage in the line of duty.

Lawmakers bestowed the annual Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement to officers Jason Moore and Reynard Robinson on Thursday.

A domestic-violence suspect opened fire on the two officers with a shotgun and rifle last year.

Moore was shot in the face, neck, and shoulder and still has dozens of birdshot pellets in his face and body. He stayed on the scene despite his injuries.

Lawmakers say Robinson purposely put himself in danger so Moore could reach safety.

The suspect was killed after a standoff of several hours.

Legislators also honored nominees from Birmingham, Montgomery, Decatur and other police departments.

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