WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama honored a Copley police officer as one of America's "Top Cops" at the White House Saturday.
Officer Ben Campbell joined President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and 33 other officers from around the country for a special ceremony at the Rose Garden.
Each year since 1994 the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) pays tribute to law enforcement officers who went above and beyond the call of duty to save lives.
President Obama on Saturday praised the honorees for their heroic actions.
"For the men and women standing behind me, America's Top Cops, that day came, and when it did, they were ready. They didn't flinch. They didn't back off. There are people who are alive today only because of their courage," Obama said.
Last August, Campbell shot and killed 51-year-old Michael Hance, who had gone on a shooting spree, killing seven people, including two Copley High School students and an 11-year-old boy.