ABOVE: More than 200 people attend the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber's inaugural Valor Awards ceremony Thursday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.
Harry Hamilton Jr. speaks Thursday after being presented the Lifesaving Award for pulling a teen from a burning Jeep on Interstate 81 in October 2012 during the inaugural Valor Awards. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
RIGHT: Winchester Police Capt. Mike Danielson (right) received a Gold Medal of Valor and Cpl. C.E. Ivins (center) and Master Police Officer A.M. Polk received Silver Medals of Valor for their actions during a bank robbery in October 2011 during the Valor Awards. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company Chief Ray Hess holds 1-month-old Paul Bohus, enabling the baby’s mother to eat during the Valor Awards.