Spoiler: Spoiler for Season 7 A couple of things to add: Shane was a severly demented, wanted criminal and he was in her residence holding her family at gunpoint. For her to have the presence of mind to take him out while he held her child and had her husband at gunpoint (providing that is what happened) is medal-worthy in my book. But I'm sure there is a whole lot of CYA involved in giving her the medal because she shouldn't have been put in that situation in the first place. Truth is, Danny should have not put her in the position of having to make the decision to report his badge in the first place. Truth is the NYPD had Shane and lost him multiple times. Truth is they should have had guards on their apartment until he was found, either dead or alive. Truth is she had to take care of it herself after everyone else screwed up. I can't wait to see how it plays out.