The Palm Beach County Sheriff's office honored several employees along with members of the community Friday.
The annual awards ceremony was held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
A good Samaritan award was given to Steven Pippin, a brave young man who stepped into a situation that could have been life threatening for a sheriff's deputy.
"His hand was on the butt of the gun trying to get the gun from the cop's waistband and I knew things would have gone downhill if he grabbed the gun, so I grabbed his arm to get it away from the gun as long as I could until help showed up," Pippin recalled.
PBSO also honored several of its employees with awards.