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WPD officers awarded medal of valor

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Several Wilmington police officers were recognized for their on-duty actions.

Officer Fred Clark, Corporal Robert Perozzi, Officer Frank Childers and Officer Adam Lewis were presented Tuesday night with the Medal of Valor as a result of bravery and placing their own lives at risk.

The officers responded to a domestic disturbance on February 3rd in the 500 block of Maides Avenue involving a suspect with weapons. The officers arrived and observed a man with a knife and a handgun. The suspect grabbed the female victim on the front porch and put the gun to her head.

During a struggle with the suspect, Officer Clark was able to approach the man and disarm, subdue, and apprehend him with the assistance of Officer Childers, Corporal Perrozzi and Officer Lewis.

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