Last night many who save lives were honored at the Evening of Heroes by Parkland Health and Hospital System at Union Station in Dallas.

"Heroes can be big or small, obvious or quiet, providing inspiration and hope to the people they meet every day. At Parkland heroes can be found in first responders who run toward danger, doctors and nurses who believe that all patients deserve to be treated with compassion, and patients who never give up on their recovery, no matter how long... the road. It is these heroes - first responders, caregivers, patients and their families - who will be honored during this inaugural event."

Mrs. Margaret Rowland told her story of the night her life changed forever in Dawson, April 2017 during a house explosion. She wanted to thank all those who had a part in saving her life and allowing her to spend many more years with her grandchildren.

I felt it quite an honor to be amongst the others from that tragic event in Dawson that night. Myself, along with other NCSO officers, Corsicana FD and Dawson VFD members, sat in the company of the many other first responders, trauma care nurses and doctors who not only had a part in saving Mrs. Rowland's life but who save many lives every day with compassion at a moments notice.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner