Police officers recognized for heroic actions

August 20, 2013 6:53:04 PM PDT
A group of Chicago police officers were honored with merit awards Tuesday for heroic actions on the job.

Officers and their families were recognized. Some posed for photos with Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

The superintendent told the officers the ceremony was especially poignant coming just a day after five fallen officers' names were added to the Gold Star memorial wall near Soldier Field.