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The dispatcher who stayed in communication with wounded officer Britt Sweeney that night and the Seattle officer who ended the manhunt for another cop killer, Maurice Clemmons, also received awards.
Benjamin Kelly, who shot Clemmons and whose actions were found justifiable by an inquest jury, was named officer of the year and received the medal of valor. In March, he was chosen as national police officer of the month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.