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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 05, 2012

CARDIN, VAN HOLLEN TO PRESENT MONTGOMERY CO. POLICE OFFICER WITH CONGRESSIONAL BADGE OF BRAVERY AWARD



Montgomery County Officer Saved Lives When Suicide Bomber Entered Discovery Channel’s Silver Spring Headquarters

On Monday, January 9, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) will be joined by Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in presenting Montgomery County Police Officer Edward E. Paden Jr., with the Congressional Badge of Bravery Award. The award was created by Congress in 2008 to honor local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have distinguished themselves for exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty. This year is the first year that the Congressional Badge of Bravery has been awarded, and Officer Paden joins 20 other law enforcement officers from across the nation in receiving this honor.

On September 1, 2010, Officer Paden was at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland when a suicide bomber entered the building. Officer Paden, who was off duty that day, was instrumental in ensuring the safety of visitors and employees. Also attending the presentation will be J. Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Police Department Chief of Police.

· WHAT: Senator Cardin, Congressman Van Hollen and U.S. Attorney Rosenstein to present the Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to Officer Edward E. Paden Jr.

· WHEN: Monday, January 9 at 10 a.m.

· WHERE: The Montgomery County Police Department’s
 Public Service Training Academy (PSTA),
 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD