05/13/2012 06:55 pm ET

Don Jerome, Chicago Cop, Honored By White House For Service

A Chicago police officer was honored at the White House Saturday for his service after fending off two attackers during a robbery attempt.

Chicago Police Sergeant Don Jerome was one of 34 police officers receiving the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations' "Top Cops" award for "extraordinary acts of bravery," the President said, according to MSNBC.

Jerome was being recognized for his bravery while intervening in an armed robbery by overpowering two attackers, one of whom he arrested after they crashed through a glass window, ABC Chicago reports. Six people, including three children, were found bound and gagged inside the stoor.

NAPO told the Chicago Tribune that Jerome's arrest helped clear a pattern of more than a half-dozen armed robberies in the Hermosa neighborhood late last year.