Manchester police officer Doherty receives Medal of Valor | New Hampshire NEWS07
MANCHESTER — The Manchester patrolman seriously wounded in a gun battle last spring was awarded the Medal of Valor Monday, the department's highest honor.
Officer Daniel Doherty, 25, was honored for his actions during a March 21 foot chase on the West Side when the man he pursued turned and fired multiple shots at Doherty, striking the officer five times as he fired 10 rounds in return and fell to the sidewalk. Myles Webster of Litchfield faces attempted murder and related charges.
The Medal of Valor is a red, white and blue pin bestowed for an act of bravery or accomplishment of extremely difficult police service that requires great skill and intelligence.