Phila. Officer Honored During President's Speech
Philadelphia police officer Richard Decoatsworth was honored Tuesday night during President Obama's speech, receiving a warm greeting from First lady Michele Obama.
Decoatsworth was shot in the face in 2007 during a traffic stop in West Philadelphia. Despite his injuries, he manged to chase down the perp and radio in a detailed description before collapsing to the ground.
Decoatsworth, who was invited to the speech by Vice President Joe Biden, sat between the first lady and Doctor Jill Biden.
Published at 9:21 PM EDT on Jul 17, 2009