LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - They risked their own lives to save others, and they went above and beyond the call of duty. Lexington Police honored heroic actions by officers and people in the community during the annual police awards banquet.
It's not a typical night for Lexington Police. Instead of chasing bad guys, they're being honored for their actions over the past year at the Police Awards Banquet.
It's just their job. That's the way police see it, but this night was about recognizing the work they do on and off the job. From service awards to life saving awards, both police and citizens were honored.
And even though these men and women aren't firefighters, that doesn't keep them from running into burning buildings. That's what Derrick Wallace did back in November on East Second Street saving a family.
"I know any one of those would take that call when it happened, and they'd do the same thing I did," said Officer Derrick Wallace. "But it's nice to be recognized for it."
Two of many awarded helped out a woman pinned underneath a car at a Lexington gas station. January of this year is when Officer David Burks and a man nearby, Louis Mullins, worked together and lifted the car off the woman possibly saving her life.
"I mean it was just instinct to try to get the car to stop and get it off of her," said Louis Mullins, recipient of Citizen Service Award. "And the front wheel was setting on her stomach, and I get it off off her stomach."
Dozens of people were awarded at the banquet, including Officer of the year Daniel Burnett. Supervisor of the year went to Sergeant Joe Anderson, and Officer Jeremy Adams was awarded patrol officer of the year.