13 public servants received the Medal of Valor at the White House on Tuesday.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

The President said each of the 13 officers, including one FBI agent, "exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life."

(President Obama) "One officer sustained multiple stab wounds while fighting off an assailant. Another endured first degree burns to his arms and face while pulling an unconscious driver from a burning car on a freeway."

The Public Safety Officers Medal of Valor is the nation's highest honor for law enforcement, recognizing them for putting themselves in harm's way, some fatally, to protect citizens in their community.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.