Police superintendent Jody Weis presented awards to exceptional officers Wednesday.
Among those honored was a group of officers who came to the rescue after a car crash last year on the city's West Side. They saw a speeding vehicle strike another car at Chicago and Hamlin. Officers went to help a man and a 7-week old baby in the car that was struck. As they were helping them, the car caught fire. But officers managed to rescue both the man and baby, as well as help two other victims who were ejected from the car.
"One of the best parts of my job is where we can recognize the men and women of the department when just through their everyday jobs they distinguish themselves as really true leaders in the community," said Supt. Jody Weis, Chicago Police Department.
Two hundred officers were honored at this month's ceremony.