Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Boyer wasn't expecting to be in a high-speed chase Nov. 13.
But when it happened, Boyer found his training kicked in, right when he needed it.
Boyer was honored Wednesday by his peers and Maryland State Police for his efforts to safely stop an accused bank robber speeding through Hagerstown.
"We followed our policy and Boyer followed his training," said Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades who wrote the letter that resulted in the award.
State police Maj. Frank Moran said it always amazes him how law enforcement officers will step forward to help in crisis situations.