Would you like to receive local news notifications on your desktop?
DPD officer who was shot & still used body to protect his partner given Congressional award
Posted: 2:47 PM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 14:47:49-04
detroit police officer honored, detroit police honored for heroism,
A Detroit police officer was honored for his heroism on Monday by the United States Congress.
Officer Benjamin Atkinson was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery, becoming only the third person in the state to receive the honor.
He and his partner, Officer James Kisselburg, were both shot while conducting a traffic stop in 2017.
Atkinson saved the life of Kisselburg by using his body to cover his partner despite both being shot.
Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.