MIDLAND - The men and women making the community a safer place received a big thank you on Tuesday.
The FBI recognized the officers of the Permian Basin Oilfield Task Force for their efforts over the past year.
The Task Force is responsible for recovering more than three million dollars worth of stolen oil field assets and more than 40 arrests.
Also, Odessa Police Sergeant Paul Shepherd, was acknowledged for negotiating the release of hostages during last years riot at the Reeves County Detention Center.
The ceremony was held at the Midland Horseshoe.