Mayflower Police Chief Robert Alcon presented two officers with awards for excellence during the Mayflower City Council meeting.

Officer Derrick Jackson received an official commendation for responding to a fire at Paintball Arkansas.

Officer Jackson was able to keep the fire under control until the fire department could respond, preventing further property loss with his quick action, Alcon said.

Officer Jackson also received the Police Officer of the Year Award. Alcon said Jackson was chosen for this award because of his exemplary attitude on the job and making good decisions about job-related problems.

Officer Jackson comes to work each day looking sharp in uniform and always has a good attitude, he said.

Officer Danny Leigh received the award for Police Department Employee of the Year.

Alcon said Leigh is a self-motivated individual that takes on any task given to him without complaint.

Officer Leigh and his staff have rehomed over 200 dogs and 70 cats since the 2014 tornado. He also handles many code enforcement problems that may arise in an exemplary manner and comes to work with a good attitude each day, Alcon said.