Police Chief Tim Gray gave commendations as well as plaques and medals to five officers -- as well as members of the public.
The officers were singled out for courage -- as well as actions that went above and beyond the call of duty.
The common denominator for the recipients: They all played a role in saving lives.
Patrolman William McGuire--was recognized as officer of the year and received a trophy in the shape of the Mountain State for the honor.
"It's the best job in the world. My wife has said that I do what I love and call it work," said McGuire.
"I appreciate the award very much. I want to thank the chief of police, citizens of princeton for allowing me this opportunity and more than anything I want to thank the guys I work with. Police work is a team effort."
Congrats to all the recipents.