ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott presented Medals of Heroism to members of the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, including members of the SWAT team, who engaged the shooter during the terror attack on Sunday. Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings also received medals.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I was honored to recognize Orlando’s incredible law enforcement members today with Medals of Heroism for bravely risking their lives on Sunday to engage the gunman. I join all Americans in expressing our heartfelt gratitude for their sacrifice to save lives and their hard work throughout the ongoing investigation. These American heroes will forever be remembered for their courage during this horrific tragedy in Orlando.”



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