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Obama recognizes Oak Creek officer in speech

11:50 PM, Feb. 12, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama, front row, center, and other, listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. Front row, from left are, Sgt. Sheena Adams, Nathanial Pendleton, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Mrs. Obama, Menchu Sanchez, Jill Biden, Kaitlin Roif and Alan Aleman.Second row, from from left are, Deb Carey, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amanda McMillan, Lt. Brian Murphy, Marie Lopez Rogers and Bradley Henning. Third row, third from left are,Tracey Hepner, Haile Thomas, Lee Maxwell, Sgt. Carlos Evand and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.
First lady Michelle Obama, front row, center, and other, listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. Front row, from left are, Sgt. Sheena Adams, Nathanial Pendleton, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Mrs. Obama, Menchu Sanchez, Jill Biden, Kaitlin Roif and Alan Aleman.Second row, from from left are, Deb Carey, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amanda McMillan, Lt. Brian Murphy, Marie Lopez Rogers and Bradley Henning. Third row, third from left are,Tracey Hepner, Haile Thomas, Lee Maxwell, Sgt. Carlos Evand and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.
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WASHINGTON - In his fourth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Americans to follow the example set by an Oak Creek police officer wounded in the Sikh temple shooting last August.

Near the end of his more than hour-long speech laying out his agenda for a second term, Obama said the action of Lt. Brian Murphy was the kind of selfless act that has made America great and should be replicated.

"When a gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and Brian was the first to arrive, and he did not consider his own safety," Obama told millions of viewers. "He fought back until help ...

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