It was a night to honor the best of the best at the Corpus Christi Police Department.

"It's a great, great time and a great opportunity for us to recognize the meritorious conduct of members of our police department throughout 2012, Chief Floyd Simpson said. "They've just done a fantastic job."

Yorktown Christian Academy played host to the 4th annual awards banquet.

Honors were handed out to twenty officers including police employee of the year, officer of the year and investigator of the year.

Ten lifesaving awards were also handed out to officers who saved the lives of local citizens.

We send a big congratulations to all those who were honored tonight.