Officer James Veenstra, who was wounded in the Feb. 2008 SWAT raid in the Valley in which officer Randal Simmons died, was honored at the White House Tuesday along with 14 other LAPD cops who took part in the operation. "It's not a difficult thing for a president, or a vice president, or anyone of us to praise you. You deserve it," Obama told the group at a Rose Garden ceremony. The LAPD officers were in Washington to be part of a national top cops award dinner tonight.
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