POSTED: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 7:21am
UPDATED: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 8:37pm
New Mexico - Former State Police Sergeant Andy Tingwall has been honored by giving his life in the line of duty.
Tingwall is a posthumous recipient of the Purple Heart after dying in a helicopter crash one year ago.
He was rescuing a hiker in the mountains when both of them were thrown from the helicopter.
Tingwall received the Purple Heart in a special ceremony yesterday.