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"You could easily write this case off; you don't have a witness," Ross said later. "But it becomes personal. Everybody has a grandmother. I watched that tape, and I tell you, I couldn't take the whooping she took."
The honored included D.C. police Detectives Cassandra Washington and Bryan Kasul; John Wehrli, National Park Service; Wallace Merriman and Patricia Sanders, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Timika Holiday; Jeffrey Bloxsom; Scott Herdon; Desene and Tamara Lee; Margaret Highsmith; Eva Whitfield; Tony and Terrance Allen; and Shanda Smith.