OYSTER BAY - A Nassau police officer who was shot while on duty was honored at a ceremony Thursday.

Officer Mohit Arora received the 2015 Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Valor Award. The award recognizes police officers who have overcome physical challenges, disabilities or serious illness. Recipients also have an outstanding record of police work.

The award was given at Roosevelt's former home, Sagamore Hill. "I'm blessed to be a part of the Nassau County Police Department," said Arora.

In 2013, Arora was shot in the abdomen and critically injured while responding to a burglary in New Hyde Park. He has since returned to work.

In June, Cong Xu was sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting Arora.