ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Some local officers and firefighters are being recognized Tuesday for their spirit of heroism and humanitarianism.
New Mexico's American Red Cross held their 2013 Real Heroes Award Breakfast.
KRQE News 13's Chief meteorologist Mark Ronchetti was there to help honor the service members.
Rio Rancho Officer Antoine Smith received the law enforcement Real Hero Award for stopping at a motorcycle crash while on a personal road trip in Arizona.
"The crash had just occurred just a few minutes before I passed and I saw a couple of people that were down and out and in need of assistance. So I stopped to help," Officer Smith said.
Community members who have witnessed heroes in action get to nominate those service members for an award each year.
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