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Awards Given To Philly Police, Citizens For Heroic Acts

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Several police officers received awards for their heroism this week.

The Philadelphia Police Department held its bi-annual commendation ceremony for excellence, valor, bravery and heroism on Wednesday.

Among those who were honored was Officer Edward Davies, who was shot in the stomach during an August 2013 struggle with a suspect inside a mini-mart near 4th and West Annsbury streets.

Davies underwent a series of surgeries and difficult recovery process.

Fast-forward nine months later, and Davies got to throw out the first pitch at the Phillies game last Friday.

Then, Davies was our guest Monday morning on "Good Day Philadelphia." You can watch that video in the second video clip above.

The man accused of shooting him, Eric Torres, is charged with attempted murder.

Police in the 25th District have presented Davies with the "Officer of the Year" award.

On Wednesday, four officers received the "Medal of Valor" for extraordinary acts of courage with disregard for personal safety while engaged in combat with an armed adversary.

Firth-five officers received the "Medal of Bravery" for an outstanding arrest while their effort was met by an armed and dangerous adversary.

Another 20 officers were given the "Medal of Heroism" for placing themselves in imminent danger in an effort to rescue or save a life.

Three officers got the "Life Saving Award" for performing acts or apply techniques that resulted in saving or sustaining of a human life.

And five additional awards were given to citizens for their notable actions.
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