TAMPA (FOX 13) - Mixed among the men and women of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Aaron Allen and Jolisa Jones are recognized for their bravery.
"Thanks to the actions of these next recipients an entire family is still alive and together today," said Danny Alvarez.
On August 31, 2018 the brother and sister duo were at work.
They were getting ready to deliver a purchase from Ashley Furniture when they saw a car side swipe an SUV.
The SUV flipped as it landed in a pond.
A mother, father and an 11-day old baby girl were trapped inside as water started pouring in.
"We didn’t expect for it to happen. We were running super late that morning. It was meant for us to be there," said Allen.
His sister Jolisa Jones said time was of the essence.
"We saw seen the baby and it was like we need to get this baby out. She’s so small," said Jones.
Somehow the two gathered their strength to flip the car over and safely get the whole family out.
"Never in my life have I thought about this happening to me. I’m kind of astounded," said Allen.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office recognized the brother and sister with a citizen award.
As they were honored the family they saved watched on.
"We are so happy to know that good people get rewarded and recognition," said Diana Windsor.
Diana Windsor can't count her blessings enough.
She isn't sure what would have happened to her daughter, Azara without the good samaritans.
"It was very scary. It was very traumatizing, but as soon as we heard their voices it just brought a sense of calm to us and we knew we were going to get rescued. They were our guardian angels for sure." she said.
Both families now share a bond of friendship, knowing an almost tragic situation as avoided thanks to the pair.
"It was anything that anyone should have done and it was so worth it," said Jones.