Awards were presented to those who saved lives, took drunk drivers off the road and guns off the street.
The city council chambers were full for the ceremony with family and friends of the officers getting awards.
But there was also a special guest in attendance, her presence kept a secret, until the story was told of the day her life was saved.
“The day it happened I really don't remembering anything about the accident,” said Eryn Watkins. It was October of last year, when Eryn was working at Macy's at
Officers Gregory Catton, David Miramontes and Robert Thompson responded to the call for help.
“She was just lying on the ground, she wasn't breathing, she had no pulse, it was really scary,” said Miramontes.
The officers' training kicked in. And for the next five minutes, they took turns giving her CPR.
“It was a team effort big time,” said Officer Catton.
Eryn was rushed to the hospital where doctors inserted a pacemaker.
When it came time for the awards ceremony, Eryn was invited to present the Life Saving medal to the officers who worked as a team to save her life.
“It is with pride and pleasure that we award the Fresno Police departments Life Saving medal to officers Gregory Catton, Robert Thompson and David Miramontes,” the announcer said.
The officers had no idea Eryn was in the audience. And as you can see, it was a big surprise when she stood up to present the award.
“I knew that she was ok. But I didn't know, you saw her, she looks beautiful, she's amazing, and she’s doing well. That's amazing, that's a miracle,” said Officer Catton.
“Completely unexpected, made my eyes water, it was really nice to see the product of our work,” said Officer Miramontes.