Officers Honored For Saving Deputy's Life During 100 Oaks Attack

Posted at 11:06 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 00:07:00-04

Fast-acting officers who saved the life of a deputy after he was attacked by an inmate at the 100 Oaks shopping center have been honored for their actions.

Back in June, Robertson County Deputy Josh Wiley had been attacked with a screwdriver by an inmate who was getting a medical checkup. Wiley was then shot.

At Tuesday's awards ceremony, the American Police Hall of Fame honored the officers who went in to secure the scene and rescue Deputy Wiley.

Wiley was also there, and we heard him speak for the first time.

"I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank the officers involved that day," Wiley said. "Especially those being honored tonight. You saved my life. I wouldn't be here without you. On behalf of my family, my department... I wouldn't be here if if it wasn't for you."

The awarded officers with both the Life Saving Award and the Silver Star for Bravery.