Two Canyon County Sheriffs deputies who were shot last fall while pursuing a wanted felon were honored Thursday with two of their departments highest honors. Deputies Michael Roth and Brad Childers received the Medal of Valor and the Combat Cross Medal for their actions Oct. 23 during a foot pursuit with aggravated assault suspect Kyle Batt. Your courage under fire is a testament to why we do the work that we do, Sheriff Kieran Donahue said, honoring both men for risking their lives by pursuing Batt when the armed 27-year-old fled his fathers Caldwell home. Batt fired at the deputies, hitting each multiple times, Donahue said. Childers returned fire, wounding Batt, before tending to his more severely injured comrade and using Roths radio to call for help since a bullet had disabled his own radio, Donahue said. Batt, who was wounded in the leg, retreated into the dark, and it took many officers many hours to find him, Donahue said. Nine CCSO employees who assisted in helping their wounded colleagues and apprehending Batt in a nearby garage also were honored Thursday, receiving Meritorious Service Awards for their calm, effective and exemplary actions on what Donahue called an incredibly chaotic night. Those honored are: dispatchers Traci Lee, Teresa Stephens and Sara Kipper; patrol deputies Chris Little, Morgan Carter and David Reed; Cpl. Chad Harrold; K9 handler Deputy Heather Leavell; and Sgt. Paul Maund. Kipper, Harrold, Leavell and Maunds medals each bear a star to recognize they also earned the honor previously. The Combat Cross Medal presented to Childers and Roth is awarded to deputies who are wounded in the line of duty while performing heroically. The Medal of Valor recognizes those who voluntarily risk their lives for the safety of others. Childers returned to duty about a week after the shooting, Donahue said. Roth is still healing from bullet wounds to his left arm, and doctors have not yet cleared him to return to work. Batt, 27, is in custody on a federal charge of being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm. He has not yet been charged in connection with the deputies shootings, pending resolution of the federal case, Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor said.