One stopped a person from jumping off a bridge. Another saved a crash victim by applying pressure to a wound. Yet another broke up a car theft ring.
Seventeen public safety personnel were honored Thursday for their courageous efforts at the 19th Annual Our Heroes Luncheon at the Tampa Convention Center.
The winners were as follows:
Also at the luncheon Thursday, eight high school students were honored with the Coy L. Sykes Memorial Scholarship for their academic achievements.
They were James Tyler Cloud, Hardee Senior High; Sequenis Monique Pye, Hillsborough; Joshua Cockream, Strawberry Crest; Christina N. Eitnier, Pasco; Amber Nicole Razzano, Gaither; Jordan Tyler Singletary, Durant; Christian Gomez, Freedom; and Stefanie Perez, Tampa Catholic.
The event is underwritten by Sykes Enterprises Inc. and is co-sponsored by local businesses, including The Tampa Tribune.