Family Research Council honors shooting victim at annual summit

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In a moving speech at the 2012 Values Voter Summit, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins paid tribute Saturday to Leonardo “Leo” Johnson, who was wounded while apprehending a gunman at the organization’s headquarters in August.

Perkins presented him with the Faith, Family and Freedom Citation, the the Council’s highest award.

Gunman Floyd Corkins shot Johnson, a security guard, in the arm after Johnson confronted him in the organization’s lobby four weeks ago.

Perkins also paid tribute to Charles Foster and Randy Burt, who assisted Johnson in detaining the intruder.

Johnson, visibly overcome with emotion, praised his wife in the audience and promised he would be back at his job after his wound heals.

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