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Woman finds NYPD Medal of Valor in thrift store haul

March 9, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A thrift shopper in Ohio says she found a New York Police Department Medal of Valor inside a $4 bag of mixed jewelry.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports 47-year-old Lori Kline found the medal after purchasing the bag at an Akron thrift store in December. The medal had the name John Morrissey emblazoned on the front along with the year 1934.

Kline says an online search revealed Morrissey was a nine-year veteran of the NYPD and a World War I veteran. He died in 1934, after a falling down stone steps during a struggle with a fellow officer. He was 35.

Two NYPD lieutenants will pick up the medal March 16. The medal will be displayed in honor at police headquarters if no next of kin is found.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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