- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Washington are honoring more than 30 crime victims, witnesses and good Samaritans for their contributions to justice.

U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips and others will recognize the honorees during a ceremony Monday afternoon. It’s part of the observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Among those being honored is Sherry Zalika Sykes, whose 22-year-old son was slain in 2013 while studying at Howard University. Sykes has since been granted a fellowship to study the impact of violence and is speaking to audiences nationwide.

Also being honored are five District of Columbia police officers who rescued residents from a burning apartment building.

The event is organized by the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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