Spring Valley firefighter Jared Lloyd honored with Medal of Valor at White House ceremony

President Biden awards Medal of Valor to Jared Lloy
President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Valor to Sabrail Davenport, on behalf of her fallen son Jared Lloyd of the Spring Valley Fire Department. Photo KAMM/AFP via Getty Images.

Sabrail Davenport and her grandsons on Monday received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor from President Joe Biden on behalf of her son and their father, Spring Valley firefighter Jared Lloyd. The nation’s highest civilian medal of honor, “is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm,” according to the White House.

Lloyd was among 15 first responders honored at the White House, and one of two who died in the line of duty.

“They gave their lives for full service to the community and this nation,” Biden said, asking Davenport and the family members of another honoree, a slain police officer, to stand for rousing applause.

Lloyd, 35, a second lieutenant, died helping to rescue 112 residents of the Evergreen Court Home for Adults during an inferno on March 22, 2021. A  building section collapsed on Lloyd as he made a final search for residents of the Lafayette Avenue facility.. Resident Oliver Huested, 77, also died.

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