COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine presented the annual Law Enforcement Conference Awards Wednesday.
A local police officer and a citizen are among those honored.
Springfield Police Officer Gregory Ivory received the Distinguished Law Enforcement Valor Award. Officer Ivory responded to a domestic violence situation in August 2012 when a suspect shot him. Ivory returned fire, fatally shooting the suspect.
A Clark County mother, Danielle Smoot, received the Distinguished Civilian Leadership Award for her work in combating a growing drug problem.
Smoot's son, Cole, died in February 2011 after overdosing on methadone. His death prompted her to launch Cole's Warriors. The organization combats prescription drug abuse.
"These award winners were chosen for their bravery and for their service to their profession," said Attorney General Mike DeWine. "They have all contributed towards protecting Ohio's families, and for that we thank them."
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