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Maricopa Co. detention officer gets medal of honor

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A Maricopa County detention officer is getting a prestigious award.

Officer Rachel Harris was awarded the American Correctional Officer Bronze Medal of Honor.

In June, Harris was attacked by an inmate who bit off part of her ear.

[Related: MCSO: Inmate bites off part of female detention officer's ear]

After being treated, she returned to work right away and thanked the inmates and fellow officers who helped her during the attack.

Harris was selected from thousands of nominations across the country.

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