But as far as stunning Anisa Zani is concerned, she does not know what all the fuss is about.
The 23-year-old, from Albania, insists that the compliments are more of a distraction if anything.
She was involved in the raid and later promoted to the job of inspector after surviving bullets and grenade launchers used by the Mafia to try and keep control of their cannabis plantations.
However, despite her fearless approach to her work, she says she still feels safest when she is with her boyfriend, adding: “I feel protected when I”m with him.
“No uniform is as strong a shield as the shield of love.
“He also doesn”t have a problem with me working as a police officer, he knows that it makes me happy and that makes him happy.”