It's an honor reserved for the most exceptional acts of bravery undergone in the line of duty.
The Congressional Badge of Bravery, was given to the family of the late Bryan Gross. A Converse County Sheriff's Deputy who gave his life to save a teenage girl from drowning in the North Platte River during the summer of 2011.
"It means a lot. It's awesome to know that Bryan is still being remembered and that he's still being honored for the actions that took his life, but this honor is something I think he would be most proud of," said Amy Gross, the widow of Bryan Gross.
Deputy Gross' heroic act was recognized by United States Attorney General, Eric Holder.
Wyoming's top political figures were all on hand, including Senator Mike Enzi who presented Amy Gross with her husband's badge.
"I was pleased to be able to present her with the Congressional Medal of Bravery for what her husband did. I hope that it would heal a little bit of the wound, fill a little bit of the hole, but serve forever as an example as what one man can do that makes a difference," Senator Enzi said.