SPRINGDALE, AR -- Springdale's Police Department hosted an awards ceremony Monday at Springdale City Hall honoring officers who displayed exceptional bravery protecting the city.
Family and friends gathered together at the awards ceremony to pay tribute to officers for going above and beyond in the line of duty and for their acts of valor. The officers recognized had shown their courage and loyalty to the community in dangerous situations which, in some cases, were life threatening.
"These officers go out they work very very hard," says Springdale Police Department Lt. Derek Hudson. "There's a lot of things they do that go unrecognized in the community, so this is our way to publicly recognize them for everything they've done."
The ceremony also celebrated three promotions, including two new sergeants and one new lieutenant.
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