The Secretary’s Award for Valor is the highest recognition for extraordinary acts of valor occurring either on or off duty. The employee will have demonstrated selfless response by performing courageously in a highly dangerous or life-threatening situation to protect another’s life or to save significant assets or infrastructure from harm.
This year's winners are listed below, along with a description of their contributions and achievements:
For exhibiting extraordinary valor and great courage in saving multiple lives during a major flood:
Ramon Garza, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
For extraordinary heroism in saving the life of a fellow agent and preventing harm to others by detaining an individual who shot another employee during a counseling session:
Perry Woo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement