Officer Mark Rahn and George DeAngelo were named officers of the year in the Utica Police Department.
The award of commendation went to Sgt. Anthony Martino, who works with technology within the department.
"To be chosen out of that many people, and selected for the work I've done, it's a great honor," said Sgt. Martino.
"There's a lot of great cops out there. Anyone could have gotten that award," said Officer Rahn.
When Officer Mark Rahn and Officer George DeAngelo confronted, then homicide suspect, Marshall Jackson, they didn't know that nearly a year later, they would be awarded for their heroic actions the night they took Jackson into custody.
"It's rewarding. It's one of the things rewarding about this job....going out, you're serving the community. That night, we were just doing our job," said Officer Rahn.
Sgt. Martino was awarded for a skill that people might not think goes with an everyday police officer.
He's created and directed the regional digital forensics lab, and his efforts with using technology has helped the police officers succeed in different types of cases.
"Technology has completely interspersed with all of the tasks police officers do. From computers in the cars....to taking finger prints electronically, we rely on technology every shift, all day long," said Sgt. Martino.