Exceptional Merit breast bar-medal is awarded for:
a)  Awarded for an act of bravery intelligently performed involving
personal risk to life.

Note: Some criteria situations that merit the awarding of the
Exceptional Merit medal-breast bar, but not limited to;
1) An arrest of an individual who menaces an Officer resulting in
the Officer discharging his weapon.
2) 4) A rescue where the Officers life was in grave personal danger.

This breast bar is worn above the Officers shield and above the
Commendation medal-breast bar and multiple awards are displayed
as the same criteria as the Commendation award.
Exceptional Merit
Beyond the Line of Duty
Exceptional Merit
Exceptional Merit,
3 stars denotes 3 separate
Exceptional Merit awards.