NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - The Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police hosted a ceremony to honor their 2020 Officer of the Year at Toyota of North Miami.

Miami Beach Police Officer Lavaniel Hicks was selected for his off-duty actions. He and some good Samaritans helped save three people from a burning car in November.

“I really wasn’t expecting it,” Hicks said. “You know, I didn’t handle that situation thinking, you know, this was gonna happen. I just went in there, you know, did what I had to do to save lives, and I’m honored they took the time to honor me.”

Hicks also received another surprise: a brand new Toyota 4Runner.

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