ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Thursday, a police officer recovering from injuries he suffered in a shooting in Old Town Alexandria received an award.

Officer Peter Laboy was among the public safety personnel of the Alexandria Fire Department, Police Department and Sheriff's Office honored for heroic acts of valor at the 2014 Public Safety Valor Awards Ceremony & Luncheon.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on N. Fairfax Street.

WUSA9's Surae Chinn reports that Laboy received the gold valor award.

She will have an update on the event tonight at 5 p.m.