Chicago police officers honored

April 21, 2011 5:00:22 AM PDT
Chicago-area police officers were singled out for recognition during a special awards ceremony Wednesday.

Officers were honored for a variety of heroic actions, among them: fighting gang activity and reducing violent crime. Others were celebrated for going door-to-door to save residents when an apartment building caught fire.

The ceremony for officers and their families was held at Chicago police headquarters.