Over the weekend, Dixon High School resource officer, Officer Mark Dallas, was awarded the ‘Police Officer of the Year’ award by the International Association of Chiefs of Police at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida.
Officer Dallas received the award on Saturday; President Trump traveled to Florida Monday to meet with all the officers who were recognized.
The president congratulated Officer Dallas, shaking his hand, and adding, “Police officers see the worst of humanity and respond with the best spirit.”
Officer Dallas is credited with preventing a mass shooting at Dixon High School in May after shooting and stopping a gunman who fired several shots in the school gymnasium during a senior graduation practice.
Matt Milby, 19, a former student at the school, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, among other charges, in the shooting.