September 22, 2015
Aguilar Honors Local Heroes with Congressional Badge of Bravery
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) honored local heroes, Detective Justin Musella and Deputy Arturo Ramirez for courageous acts in the line of duty. Aguilar joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for the ceremony, accompanied by Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) and Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42) who honored Detective Larry Lopez and Deputy Daniel Rosa from their home districts.
“Detective Musella and Deputy Ramirez are heroes who showed true courage in the line of duty. We are forever grateful to them for their bravery, sacrifice and service to the Inland Empire community,” said Rep. Aguilar.
Detective Justin Musella was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery for his heroic actions during the shootout with Christopher Dorner in February of 2013, where he risked his life to save his fellow deputies. Deputy Arturo Ramirez was honored for his brave response that saved multiple lives in a Victorville fire in June of the same year.
The Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery was established in 2008. It pays tribute to exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state and local law enforcement officers. Congressional representatives present recipients with the awards every year, which are formally granted by the U.S. Attorney General.