A police officer who helped save his life after being shot in the neck by a suspect who then allegedly killed another bystander in the line of duty has been honored with a police medal.
The unidentified officer was honored in a ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, where he was awarded a police commendation for his “exceptional heroism and bravery.”
The unidentified police officer was killed by a gunman in a confrontation with a man outside a convenience store in the D.C. area in November, and police have said the suspect is a former Navy SEAL who has been on the run since then.
The man, identified as Michael James Harris, 28, had been wanted for attempted murder in connection with the shooting.
Harris is now on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and remains in custody in Florida, according to the FBI.