DALE COUNTY -- Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson recently received the VFW National Law Enforcement Award at the VFW in Daleville.
The national VFW chose Sheriff Olson from a pool of all other law enforcement officials in the United States.
In order to win this prestigious award, the candidate must be nominated and show consistent responsibility and dedication to the community he or she protects.
Sheriff Olson said receiving this award hits close to home.
"My dad was a veteran, he was always my hero,"Sheriff Olson said. "It's just an amazing honor. Really to set and think, all these guys, they're willing to help me when in fact, they're all heroes."
Sheriff Olson gave credit to God, his family, his staff at the Dale County Sheriff's Department and the community for helping him achieve his awards.