The President’s Day


President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrive for the Public Safety Office Medal of Valor ceremony. According to the White House, the medal ‘is the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer. The medal is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.’





President Barack Obama embraces Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Tyler Call after awarding him with the 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Special Agent Call, who was off duty with his family, helped rescue a woman from her ex-husband who had violated a restraining order and held the victim at gunpoint






Constance Wilson accepts the he 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor from U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of her late grandson, Philadelphia Police Department Sergeant Robert Wilson III. According to the White House, ‘Sergeant Wilson put himself in harm’s way during an armed robbery, drawing fire from the assailants and suffering a mortal wound as he kept store employees and customers safe


President Barack Obama awards Niagara County County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joey Tortorella with the 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Deputy Tortorella confronted and subdued a volatile gunman who had shot and wounded his parents inside their home and by doing so prevented the gunman from threatening the safety of students at a nearby elementary school


President Barack Obama presents North Miami Police Dept. Officer Niel Johnson the Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Officer Johnson pursued a man who had shot a Miami police officer and two other innocent bystanders, withstanding fire from an assault weapon, and apprehended the assailant


President Barack Obama presents Johnson City Police Patrolman Louis Cioci the Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘After witnessing the murder of his fellow officer, Patrolman Cioci pursued and apprehended the gunman at a crowded hospital, thereby saving the lives of employees, patients, and visitors.’





President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Valor to Miami-Dade Police Officer Mario Gutierrez. According to the White House, “Gutierrez sustained multiple stab wounds while subduing a knife-wielding assailant who attempted to set off a massive gas explosion that could have resulted in multiple fatalities


President Barack Obama awards Garland Police Officer Gregory Stevens with the 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Officer Stevens exchanged gunfire at close range and subdued two heavily-armed assailants preventing a mass shooting


President Barack Obama awards Omaha Police Department Officer Coral Walker with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘After exchanging gunfire, Officer Walker single-handedly incapacitated a man who had killed and injured multiple victims on a shooting spree


President Barack Obama awards Midwest City Police Department Major David Huff with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Major Huff saved the life of a two-year-old girl after negotiations deteriorated with a man holding the child captive at knife point.’


President Barack Obama awards Santa Monica Police Department Officers Jason Salas (R) and Robert Sparks and Captain Raymond Bottenfield (L) with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Officer Salas, Officer Sparks, and Captain Bottenfield placed themselves in mortal danger to save the lives of students and staff during a school shooting on the busy campus of Santa Monica College


President Barack Obama awards Los Angeles Police Department Officer Donald Thompson with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘While off duty, Officer Thompson traversed two freeway dividers and endured first- and second-degree burns while pulling an unconscious man to safety from a car moments before it became engulfed in flames

34 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. 10 99ts
    May 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Morning from down under 🙂 congrats on 1st Almablanca. Many thanks for another wonderful set of pics NW – wow he will be missed.

  2. 12 GGAIL
    May 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I’m happy to see the SoCal officers receive this recognition from PBO. Wonderful!
    Thanks NW for posting today’s event 😊

  3. May 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    HAHAHAHA!…love this…i know the feeling

    • 14 GGail
      May 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Didn’t PBO just talk about us “waiting” for someone, when we are the ones. I get concerned when I see this type of mentality being passed around on twitter.

      PF, I know your daughter is getting ready to do her part, as should all of us. We should think of ourselves as the “Choir”, warming the peoples up for the heavy hitting “Preachers” 🙂

      • May 17, 2016 at 5:49 am

        i understand what you mean…i think that folks are just excited to see the President campaigning again…there is something special about how he does his thing….

  4. 16 hopefruit2
    May 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  5. 18 arapaho415
    May 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    GE TODville.

    Update on PBO’s foreign policy:

    “Cuba’s top diplomat on U.S. affairs says President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba advanced the normalization of relations between the Cold War foes and created momentum for more cooperation on agriculture, medicine and law enforcement.

    Speaking after a meeting with U.S. officials in Havana, Director General of U.S. Affairs Josefina Vidal said President Raul Castro had evaluated his meeting with Obama as producing ‘positive results.'”

  6. May 16, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    And more…

  7. 20 Don
    May 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    “My strong suspicion is after the full excavation of Donald Trump is complete, he will wish he never ran much less won the nomination.”

    David Plouffe

    I hope they wear his ass out, this isn’t some rinky-dink business deal he’s trying to win, this is for all the marbles. I don’t think Donald Trump is built to withstand what’s about to come his way. The meek may very well inherit the earth, but they will not inherit the Presidency of the United States of America.

  8. 21 jackiegrumbacher
    May 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks, Don. Plouffe’s suspicions are like prophecies in my opinion. Trump was dealing with a bunch of lightweights in his primary race and has yet to be challenged by master campaigners like PBO. VP Biden and HRC herself. Not only has the HRC campaign accumulated reams of oppo research on him, they know how and when to use it.

  9. 22 amk for obama
    May 16, 2016 at 10:16 pm


    God : Go forth and multiply.

    A & E : Why?

  10. 28 amk for obama
    May 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm

  11. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    This would be a good retort from Hillary’s campaign, although I doubt she’d be going after that gang.

  12. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Not sure if this has been shared yet. But I’ll just leave this wonderful tweet here, for any who haven’t seen it.

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      May 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      And I post this, just for the title of the article: Obama’s Gorgeous Goodbye


    • 32 99ts
      May 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

      I don’t think there has even been a worse GOP candidate. His ignorance, racism and misogyny appeal to the lowest of the low. McCain and Romney look like paragons of virtue in comparison. He is not fit to polish the shoes of President Obama.

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