Congressional Badge for Bravery (Amy Richards/TSM)

Wyoming's congressional delegation and Governor Matt Mead on hand Tuesday to honor the life of fallen Converse County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Gross, who lost his life on July 28th, 2011 while saving a teenage girl from the North Platte river. The young woman was pulled to safety. Gross was 29.

His family was presented with the Congressional Badge of Bravery, which is reserved for the most exceptional acts of bravery undergone in the line of duty. His widow, Amy Gross, who received the badge from U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), said the family is very proud of the man Gross was and the actions he took on that day. Deputy gross is also survived by his mother Cindy Allen, father Phillip Gross and sister Brina Loya.