Jacksonville Officer Gets Medal of Valor in Washington
A Jacksonville Police Officer wounded in the line of duty is being honored with the
Medal of Valor in Washington.
Officer Jared Reston was shot in the face, chest and back in 2008 by a shoplifter near Regency, but still managed to shoot back and kill the armed man.
Reston had to have his jaw wired shut as part of many medical procedures in his long recovery process but he's now back on active duty.
He was given the Medal of Valor yesterday at the White House by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Reston is one of 55 people who have gotten the Public Safety Medal of Valor since that award was created in 2001.
He was also named "Law Enforcement Officer of the year by the state of Florida in 2009.