Deceased Mobile Officer Receives Medal of Honor

Deceased Mobile Officer Receives Medal of Honor

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -

A Mobile police officer who was fatally stabbed by a robbery suspect he had taken to jail has been honored with the Alabama Legislature's law enforcement medal of honor.

The medal of honor was presented to the family of Officer Steven Green during a ceremony Thursday at the Alabama State House with legislative leaders and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

Eleven other law enforcement officers were also honored for their bravery.

Green died after being stabbed in the neck on Feb. 3, 2012, allegedly by robbery suspect Lawrence Wallace, who he had just taken to jail.

The suspect then gained access to Green's patrol car and was chased through downtown Mobile by police officers. He was killed during a gunfight with officers after he abandoned the vehicle.

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