Citizens, officers honored at IMPD ceremony

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Those who went above and beyond the call of duty were honored at a ceremony on Friday.

IMPD’s top brass recognized the selfless acts of officers, civilian employees, and community members.

Among the awards handed out was the Medal of Merit, the Medal of Bravery, the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart.

IMPD Chief Rick Hite says the actions of those honored are what makes him proud of the department.

“So today is your day, you’re going to receive your awards, receive your ribbons. But this is only a small token of our thanks for the hard work and going beyond. God bless you, and thank you,” Chief Hite said.

24-Hour News 8’s Julian Grace served as master of ceremonies for the event, which was held in the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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