The Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police has awarded its officer of the year honor to Capt. David Huff of the Midwest City Police Department.
Huff received the honor because of his actions during an incident on June 17, 2013, at a Walmart store in Midwest City. A mentally disturbed man had taken a 2-year-old girl hostage. The man then began a 60-second countdown with a knife close to the girl’s neck. As the situation grew more tense, Huff shot and killed the man. The girl was unharmed.
Huff was given the honor during the 38th annual training conference in Norman this week. The event is a chance for law enforcement officers from across the state to collaborate on challenges within their jobs and learn about new developments in public safety technology.