Seven-year-old Long was a murder victim.
Captain Kelly Hodge gave certificates of appreciation to Hattie Williams and her daughter, Jamie Thompson and Thompson's two daughters, Frankie Smith and Jonny Smith.
Hodge says they were vital in the search efforts, "Despite being turned away due to sheer number of volunteers, they continued to search the area on their own. The girl's body was found as they located a barely visible object in a nearby pond. Their persistence and decisive actions were crucial to the criminal case and subsequent arrest of the killer."