- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - The White House says a Midwest City police major is among 13 public safety officers who will be awarded the Medal of Valor.

The White House said Friday that Maj. David Huff will receive the honor for “uncommon poise in resolving a dangerous hostage situation.” Huff is credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old girl who was being held captive at knifepoint.

The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage - regardless of personal safety - in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.

The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer.

President Obama will present the medals on Monday

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