Two deputies with the Missoula County Sheriff's Department were selected by the National Association of Police Officers as the winners of the "Top Cop Award For 2011". Detective Captain Rich Maricelli and Detective T.J. McDermott were instrumental in solving a cold case homicide dating from October 1992.

The investigation led to the arrest of three other suspects who now await trail in the sexual assault, assault and battery and murder of James Allen Horton in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Story from the KGVO News Team