BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More than 500 people showed up to honor those in the fight against crime at the inaugural Crime Stoppers Banquet.
Several law enforcement agencies were present, along with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and District Attorney Hillar Moore.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley received the "Top Cop" award for his service, and WAFB's own Matt Williams got the Media Award for his weekly Crime Stoppers reports on 9News at Six.
"It meant a lot," says U.S. Marshal Kevin Harrison after receiving an award at the banquet. "Obviously any time you can be recognized as a recipient on the half of an officer who was killed in the line, honestly it takes on the significant meaning as to how much that person meant to his organization, how much he meant to the community, how much he meant to all of his brothers and sisters."
All the money raised from the banquet will go to Crime Stoppers.