(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South fish and wildlife officer was honored for his bravery in Washington D.C. Wednesday.
Michael Neal works for the Fish and Wildlife Department in Arkansas.
His heroic actions ended a shootout and standoff in West Memphis in 2010. It was those heroic actions that earned Neal the Medal of Valor.
Dash cam video shows officers arriving to find their fellow officers Brandon Paudert and Bill Evans shot dead on the side of the road.
Less than one hour after the officers were found dead, surveillance cameras at the West Memphis Wal-Mart caught the van driven by the shooters, Jerry and Joe Kane, as they pulled into the parking lot.
Arkansas wildlife officer Michael Neal pulled up just in time to see the father and son open fire again, this time injuring Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby and Deputy Chief W.A. Wren.
In an interview soon after the shootout, Neal talked about what he did and why he did it.