Vice President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Valor to Officer Reeshemah Taylor of the Osceola County Corrections Department in Florida., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The medal is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The medal is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.