AUSTIN — AUSTIN, Texas -- Interim Austin police Chief Brian Manley and the Austin Police Department Executive Staff honored the APD Bomb Squad and members of the SWAT Team who served during the March bombing investigation Thursday morning.
The event was held at 10:30 a.m. in the Austin City Council chambers. KVUE streamed the event:
The officers were recognized for their heroic efforts throughout the weeks of the Austin bombing incidents in March. Their names were called following a round of applause from their colleagues.
After the service, a boy hugged his father -- who was an officer during the Austin bombings -- and checked out his new service award.
The K-9 officers who helped take down the Austin bomber were also honored:
Police said the investigation into the officer-involved shooting portion of the bombings remains ongoing and would not be addressed at the event.