Slain Detroit Officer To Receive Posthumous Award

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huff memorial Slain Detroit Officer To Receive Posthumous AwardA Detroit police officer slain while investigating a complaint at an abandoned duplex is being honored posthumously at an annual awards program.

The police department says Brian Huff’s family will receive the city’s Memorial Medal of Honor Tuesday evening during the 2010 Honor Awards Ceremony. The 42-year-old husband and father was shot in the face May 3 after entering the house. Four other officers were wounded or injured during the shooting.

Jason Gibson has been charged with first-degree murder and assault in the case.

Tuesday’s ceremony also honors about three dozen other officers for their “dedicated service, courageousness and hard work” over the past year.

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