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Officers honored for bravery during 2012 Sikh temple shooting

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OAK CREEK (WKOW ) -- Two officers who were the first on the scene of the 2012 Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek received a special honor Wednesday.

Lt. Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda received the Congressional Badge of Bravery during a ceremony at the Oak Creek Community Center.

Murphy, now retired, was shot 15 times as he engaged with shooter Wade Michael Page.

"I've been fortunate that I've been able to turn this moment of tragedy in my own life intro something good and I couldn't have done any of that without my immediate family."

Officer Lenda is credited with injuring Page outside the temple. Page then took his own life.

U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, along with Congressman Paul Ryan and Gwen Moore presented the awards to the officers.
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