President Barack Obama shakes hands after honoring the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners, Saturday, May 12, 2012, during a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
May 12, 2012 9:14:08 PM PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - May 12, 2012 --
President Barack Obama honored the nation's top police officers on Saturday, paying tribute to their sacrifices and "quiet courage" in the line of duty.