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Allentown police officers presented with awards, commendations

Published On: May 15 2013 03:11:07 PM EDT   Updated On: May 15 2013 05:22:27 PM EDT

Dozens of Allentown police officers were honored during a special ceremony Wednesday.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Dozens of Allentown police officers were honored during a special ceremony Wednesday.

A commendation and award presentation was held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Hamilton Street.

More than 50 police officers were honored for going above and beyond the call of duty to make the city safer.

A number of civilians were also recognized for their contributions.

The commendation ceremony is held each year to mark National Police Week.