The Copley Police Department was honored during an award ceremony for their actions taken during the deadly shooting rampage on Aug. 7.
The Victim Assistance Program presented the Law Enforcement Merit Award to the department during a luncheon Tuesday afternoon.
"I think the award itself is a nice way of recognizing the hard work that they have done on that tragic day," Copley Police Chief Michael Mier said. "At the same time, however, I have to recognize a lot of police agencies and other agencies that came to our assistance on that day."
Gunman Michael Hance was shot and killed by police after a shooting spree that killed seven people.
The Victim Assistance Program helped the victims' families and assisted police with death notifications during the Copley shootings.
"All the agencies in the area that assisted us had very professional folks and good training," Mier said.
Longtime Akron Prosecutor Doug Powley also received an award of appreciation for his years of service to the City of Akron.
"It's a real honor. I have so much respect for the Victim Assistance Program and its director, Dr. Denton," Powley said. "They have been a great contribution to this community and law enforcement in Akron."
Powley retired in April after serving 23 years as Akron’s Chief Prosecutor.