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Husband Of Cop Returns Woman of the Year Award After Caitlyn Jenner Honored

James Smith is returning his wife's Woman of the Year award after Caitlyn Jenner was bestowed with the same honor.

Moira Smith, a police officer, posthumously received the award after she died while saving hundreds of people on 9/11. However, her husband no longer wants any part of it.

"On October 29th, 2001 I was honored to accept the Glamour Magazine 'Woman of the Year Award' posthumously given to my wife, Police Officer Moira Smith," James says in a statement.

"Moira was killed on September 11th, 2001 while rescuing thousands from the World Trade Center. EMT Yamel Merino was also posthumously honored that evening for her heroism."

"I find it insulting to Moira Smith's memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award," he explains. "Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?"

"At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police officers and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases…the list of possibilities goes on... is this the best you could do?"

Smith accuses the magazine of giving Jenner the award as a "publicity stunt meant to resuscitate a dying medium."

He calls it a "slap in the face" and says he's decided to return the award to Glamour magazine.

November 17, 2015 |

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