The nomination period for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Medal of Valor is open. The award recognizes the valiant acts performed in the line of duty by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service officers. The medal is awarded annually to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life. Nominations will be accepted through July 31, 2017. For information, visit the Medal of Valor page at https://www.bja.gov/programs/medalofvalor/index.html.