President Barack Obama Honors Ohio Police Officer

President Obama greets a group of police officers at the White House on Saturday(Photo: Pete Souza/TheWhite House)
President Obama greets a group of police officers at the White House on Saturday(Photo: Pete Souza/TheWhite House)

COPLEY, Ohio (AP) – President Barack Obama has honored a northeast Ohio police officer who fatally shot a man who killed seven people in a shooting rampage last year as one of America’s top police officers in a White House ceremony on Saturday.

Multiple media outlets report that Copley police Officer Ben Campbell joined Mr. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and 33 other officers from around the country for a special ceremony at the Rose Garden. Campbell has been credited with stopping 51-year-old Michael Hance last August. Two high school students and an 11-year-old boy were among those killed by Hance in Copley on Aug. 7.

The National Association of Police Organizations pays tribute annually to law enforcement officers who went above and beyond the call of duty to save lives.

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