The Meridian Hometown Hero Award was presented but this year's recipient happens to get around on all fours.
In August, the Meridian Police Department was called to a possible house fire. The home owner's 11-year-old pug, Jaxson, started barking when he smelled smoke in the home.
There was a fire in an electrical outlet and the fire chief says if it weren't for Jaxson, the outcome could have been a lot worse.
This was the first time a dog received the hometown hero award in Meridian which was presented by Mayor Tammy de Weerd.