ORS 176.260¹
Award of medal

(1) The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is established. Upon nomination by the Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor established in ORS 176.262 (Governor's Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor), the Governor may award the medal in the name of the state to a law enforcement officer who has been distinguished by exceptionally honorable and meritorious conduct. The medal may be awarded posthumously to a representative of the deceased law enforcement officer.

(2) The medal shall be bronze and consist of a police shield overlaid by a sheriff’s star with the seal of the State of Oregon in the center and the words "Law Enforcement Medal of Honor" within the design. The medal shall be suspended from a ring that is attached to a navy blue ribbon with a gold edge or a green ribbon with a gold edge. The recipient of the medal may choose the color of the ribbon. The reverse side of the medal shall be inscribed with the words "For exceptionally honorable and meritorious conduct in performing services as a law enforcement officer." [2005 c.284 §1]

Chapter 176

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 176—Governor, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors176.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 176, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­176ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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