IMPD says ‘thank you’ to those that go above the call of duty

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INDIANAPOLIS--"Thank you" are two words police officers may not hear enough.

On Thursday, a group of IMPD’s finest received the recognition they deserved.

At the Central Library, IMPD held their Fall Honor Awards; a tribute to those who go above and beyond the call of duty.

More than 70 officers were honored during the ceremony, officers like Nathan Challis, who received the medal of bravery for running into a burning building to save a young child.

Officer Matthew Cook received the medal of valor and a purple heart, after he was shot in the arm during an effort to prevent someone else from being harmed.

Each officer said they never wanted praise for their actions. They say at the time, they thought they were just doing their jobs. However, each person agreed that it did feel good to receive some recognition.

"It is nice to be recognized, kind of feels good-- and lets me know I’m doing my job properly and with honor," said Cook.

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