WASHINGTON D.C. (WLS) -- The mother and fiance of a fallen Chicago police officer accepted a Medal of Valor on his behalf in Washington D.C.
Officer Clifton Lewis was killed in 2011while stopping an armed robbery in a crowded grocery store.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Joe Biden presented a medal to Lewis' mother Maxine Hooks and his fiance Tamara Tucker.
Lewis is credited with saving the lives of employees and customers inside the store by engaging two gunmen.
Medal of Valor presented to family of fallen CPD Officer Clifton Lewis