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Ohio State Officer Awarded For Stopping School Attack

Ohio State Police

The Ohio State University police officer who fatally shot the man responsible for a car-and-knife attack on campus last year has received an award for his actions.

OSU officer Alan Horujko has received the Steven Michael Smith Valor Award from the Ohio Tactical Officers Association. The award is named for Steven Smith, a Columbus officer killed in the line of duty in 2016.

On its website, the association says the award is presented to those who "distinguish oneself or themselves through valorous actions."

Horujko shot and killed 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan in November after he drove into a crowd outside a classroom building and attacked people with a knife. Horujko's actions were cleared by a grand jury in May.

Thirteen people were injured in the attack.

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