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L.A. cops honored with Top Cop awards

May 12, 2009 5:50:05 AM PDT
Some of LAPD's finest met with President Barack Obama Tuesday at the White House.Fifteen SWAT officers were nominated for the Top Cops awards for their roles in the standoff in Winnetka that killed fellow officer Randal Simmons in February of last year.

The nominated officers include James Veenstra, David Keortge, Floyd Curry, Tom Chinappi, Mike Barker, Mike Odle, Richard Alba, Mark Nee, Daniel Sanchez, Douglas Dingman, Charles Buttitta, German Hurtado, George Ryan, Anthony Samuelson and Steve Scallon.

The officers were nominated for their bravery and courage during a life-threatening situation.

Police officers awarded the Top Cops honor represent the top 10 cases across the country.

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