Eight Greenville police officers, who found themselves in the line of fire during last June's Shooting outside Walmart, were honored Thursday night for their bravery and heroic actions.
The Greenville police department held a special reception at the Greenville City Council meeting that the officers did not know was happening.
The officers were honored with the American Police Hall of Fame's "Silver Star for Bravery." Only 13 were awarded across the entire country for 2013.
Officer Michael Broadwell was among those to get the award and said, "That's a huge honor, it speaks volumes for our city and for all of the officers involved in the incident at Walmart. We're all extremely proud and happy to get the award."
Back in June of 2013, four people were shot in the Kellum Law Firm and Walmart parking lots.
These eight officers were the first to respond, confronting the shooter head-on in a gun battle.
In addition to Broadwell, officers Sergio Munguia, Craig McCoy, Michael Sawyer, Christopher Drueschler, Tabitha Johnson, Emmanuel Moore and Justin Wooten were awarded the Silver Star for Bravery for their actions to stop the shooter.