COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department handed out some major hardware at an award ceremony on Wednesday.
The department handed out awards to both officers and civilians for their service to the community.
The big award, Officer of the Year, went to Corporal Sandra Hickey.
Cpl. Hickey specializes in forensics and digital tracking, and says putting criminals behind bars after long hours of work is very satisfying.
"There were so many hours that go into specific cases," Cpl. Hickey said. "You dig through so much of people's personal lives. That is what makes it rewarding when you do get a convection."
Cpl. Hickey has been with the department for more the 25 years.