Owensboro Police take a break from fighting crime tonight to honor officers and emergency responders serving the community.
More than 53 officers, dispatchers, and citizens were recognized at the Owensboro Police Department's 11th annual awards banquet.
Officer Mike Matthews received this year's officer of the year award. The winners were nominated by their peers. Other awards tonight: Jason McKinney won detective of the year and Tammy Harrington won dispatcher of the year.