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NYPD's Bravest Honored at Medal Day Ceremony

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Some of New York's Finest were honored Tuesday for their bravery at the NYPD Medal Day ceremony.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton handed out 47 medals, including 12 posthumously awarded to officers who died from September 11-related illnesses.

The police commissioner's award was also given posthumously to a traffic officer who died in the line of duty last year.

Bratton said the men and women honored help make the NYPD the top police force in the nation.

"Wear your medals with pride and know that we are exceptionally proud to count you among our ranks and among the heroes of law enforcement who have served the people of New York with the greatest skill and with the utmost courage," he said.

"I thank every one of you here today on behalf of the people of this city. I congratulate you with all my heart," de Blasio said. "The winners of today's medals, you truly, truly represent the best of New York City."

The mayor also extended special thanks to the officers who helped capture Daniel St. Hubert, the suspect in the stabbing death of 6-year-old P.J. Avitto in East New York.

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