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(WMC-TV) - To this day, it remains one of the most compelling and emotional rescues that we have watched unfold right here in the Mid-South.

Two sisters, kidnapped and held hostage at just 12 and eight years old, are alive, thanks in part to heroic officers of the law who did not stop until they were found.

And Wednesday, nearly a dozen of them will receive national recognition.

They tracked the suspect, Adam Mayes for days after he reportedly killed the girls' mother and sister, JoAnn and Adrienne Bain.

When officers caught up with Mayes in a wooded area of Union County, Mississippi, he shot himself.

The Bain sisters, 8-year-old Kyliyah and 12-year-old Alexandria, were saved.

Today, 11 Mid-South officers and agents who played vital roles in that rescue will receive awards from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at a ceremony in the nation's capitol.

We'll have this story, tonight on Action News 5 at 5.

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