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4 Houston FBI Agents Honored For Harvey Rescue Work

Special Agents David Ko, Jack Walker, Michael Walker and Justin Widup received the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.

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Senator John Cornyn and Mayor Sylvester Turner present the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to FBI Special Agents David Ko (second from left), Jack Walker, Michael Walker and Justin Widup.

Four Houston FBI agents were awarded medals today for their service during Hurricane Harvey.

Senator John Cornyn awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to the four men. “Special Agents David Ko, Jack Walker, Michael Walker and Justin Widup went above and beyond the call [of duty] – if we can ever call an FBI agent’s typical, they went above and beyond the typical call – to help rescue more than 150 Houstonians during Harvey’s peak,” Cornyn said.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also participated in the ceremony. “And as mayor, I’m glad to see that courageous people in our city are among only a handful of FBI agents in the country to ever receive the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery,” Turner said.

The ceremony took place at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, near a police substation where the had agents rescued 30 officers trapped by floodwaters. Congregation Beth Yeshurun likewise flooded during Harvey.

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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