Two Cocke County deputies were honored Monday for their role in catching the people wanted in connection with a triple murder.
On May 29, Sergeant Tony Whitten arrested Adam Edwards and Marcia Shelton after an hour-long car chase.
The two were wanted for questioning following a fire in the Hartford Community that left three people dead.
Joseph Owings was off-duty at the time, but raced to help Officer Whitten after hearing he was alone.
Cocke County Mayor Vaugh Moore and the Cocke County Sheriff's Department recognized the deputies.
They say they were just doing their jobs.
"Routinely just doing my job. I mean, I was just at work. We work 12 hours a day and I was just working and it was the luck of the draw... I found the car," said Sgt. Whitten.
"I jumped up, just put clothes on, just a t-shirt and some blue jeans. I grabbed my gun and I left. All I could think was that Tony's by himself," said Deputy Owings.
Authorities haven't announced charges against Edwards and Shelton.