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Riverside County seeks nominations for new Medal of Valor award

April 27, 2018

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Riverside County is seeking nominations for the first recipients of the Medal of Valor award, established earlier this year to recognize people in the county who have risked their lives in an attempt to save the lives of others. The Board of Supervisors established the award in January. Any private citizen, public employee, veteran or member of the armed services is eligible to receive the award for a conspicuous act of valor.

“This prestigious award recognizes the acts of valor performed by our citizens and is the highest honor Riverside County can bestow on someone who risks their life to save a life,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, who suggested the idea for the award to his Board colleagues.

The award may be granted posthumously or retroactively to people selected for recognition by the Board of Supervisors.

Nominations for the Medal of Valor award will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Submissions can be made online at, via mail or in-person at the county Human Resources Department located at 4080 Lemon St, 7th Floor, Riverside, 92501.

The Human Resources Department will process applications then make recommendations to the County Executive Office regarding potential recipients. The Board of Supervisors will then consider nominations for the award on its agenda. If a recipient is approved, the Board will select a date, time and location to present the medal of valor.

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