Omaha officer humbled by White House visit

Posted at 7:06 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 20:06:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha Police Officer Coral Walker says he is humbled and honored to receive the United States Medal of Valor.  President Obama presented the Omaha officer with the special recognition Monday at The White House.

Walker stopped a man on a shooting spree in south Omaha in June 2013. Walker shot and killed Jorge Rubio who ran through a neighborhood, high on meth, and shooting people at random, killing two men.

Walker says the President chatted with him and the other officers before the ceremony in the East Room of the White House, thanking them for "doing it right".  

Walker, a department veteran of more than a decade, whose wife is also on the force, says he's not any more heroic than his fellow officers, saying he believes whoever encountered that situation would have done what he did.