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Public Law (07/31/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on June 24, 2008. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008 - Title I: Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery - Authorizes the Attorney General to award a Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to a federal law enforcement officer who is cited by the Attorney General for performing an act of bravery while in the line of duty.

Sets forth criteria for nominating a law enforcement officer for such Badge. Requires nominated officers to have: (1) sustained a physical injury while engaged in lawful duties and performing an act of bravery that put such officer at personal risk; or (2) performed an act of bravery that placed such officer at risk of serious physical injury or death.

Establishes within the Department of Justice (DOJ) a Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board to: (1) design such Badge; (2) select an engraver to produce such Badges; and (3) recommend recipients. Sets forth administrative provisions relating to the Board, including its membership, operations, and powers.

Authorizes a Member of Congress to make a presentation of such a Badge to a federal law enforcement officer residing in such Member's congressional district. Directs the Attorney General to make such presentation otherwise.

Title II: State And Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery - Authorizes the Attorney General to award a State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to a state or local law enforcement officer who is cited by the Attorney General for performing an act of bravery while in the line of duty.

Establishes a State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board within DOJ to design such Badge, select an engraver, and recommend recipients, who may be presented their Badge by their Member of Congress.

Title III: Congressional Badge of Bravery Office - Establishes in DOJ a Congressional Badge of Bravery Office to receive nominations for such Badges and to provide staff support to the Boards.