WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A West Lafayette police officer is celebrating Monday after receiving a prestigious award.
Brandon Bonnell is the proud recipient of a merit award for exceptional service.
He held back tears as he accepted the honor and thanked his family and the community.
Bonnell took the time of out of his shift to help a homeless woman get back on her feet.
A merit award is typically only given out a few times each year.