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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Thousands of men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day when they go to work here in Hampton Roads.

On Tuesday, we continued our series dedicated to the first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty.

The Valor Awards are presented by the Hampton Roads Chamber. News 3 is honored to partner with them to showcase incredible feats of bravery.

In the video player above the Chamber’s Priscilla Monti tells the story of Portsmouth Police Officer Jeffrey Barber who chased down an armed robber who was firing shots at him every step of the way.

Click here to see other Valor Award winners.