Obama Honors Nation's Top Police Officers (ABC News)
Monday May 14th, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama honored several dozen law enforcement officers today after they were recognized by a national police order for acts of courage or exemplary service. Standing in the spring sun of the White House's rose garden, the president told the officers and their assembled families he had looked forward to the event to simply say "thank you."
"They don't ask for a lot of credit," the president said of the nation's police officers. "They don't go to work planning to be heroes. They just do their jobs."
The officers were in town for the annual awards ceremony of the National Association of Police Organizations. Since 1994, NAPO has run its "Top Cops" program to pay tribute to officers who have gone "above and beyond the call of duty."