Sergeant Shawn Eckert was able to get his family, friends, and several strangers out safely. Then he got a call from a fellow trooper saying his daughter was still trapped inside. Sergeant Eckert immediately ran back inside to rescue her.
"I know that the guys I work for would do anything for me, so I would do anything for them," says Sergeant Eckert. "That's just what we do. It's a brotherhood."
Trooper Adam Whitmarsh was also awarded. He helped triage people throughout the night of the shooting, creating makeshift tourniquets out of anything he could find, potentially saving over a dozen lives.
"It's definitely an honor," says Trooper Whitmarsh. "I'm humbled and appreciate for the award, but there were so many heroes that night. There were so many people doing so many good things."