26 first responders honored by state of Tennessee - WKRN News 2

26 first responders honored by state of Tennessee

Posted:
Judy Cagle received the honor for her husband Dennis who was killed in the line of duty in 2009. Judy Cagle received the honor for her husband Dennis who was killed in the line of duty in 2009.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

More than two dozen first responders across the state of Tennessee were honored by Homeland Security on Monday for their dedication to serving the public.

"We want to recognize our first responders that I think a lot of times we take for granted," Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security Larry Godwin said.

A total of 26 firefighters, police officers, sheriff's deputies and others received certificates from the state and the Department of Homeland Security during a ceremony.

"A lot of times, we know they're there and they're going to do their job, but the training that goes into that, the preparation and the things they have to be prepared for, and the men and women from fire personnel to safety personnel, police and sheriff's department is tremendous," Goodwin said.

Judy Cagle received the honor for her husband Dennis who was killed in the line of duty in 2009.

Cagle answered a robbery call at a grocery store in Henderson County and was shot to death by Ricky Lee Stewart who later pled guilty to the crime.

"This is very special," Judy said. "It is such an honor to come up here and represent my husband."

Godwin added, "You never stop recognizing the different heroics that occur on a daily basis that just you think its part of their job. We always as managers' second guess re-evaluate actions that were taken and these decisions are made in split seconds."

Click here for more information on the 2012 recipients.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...More >>
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...More >>
  • 38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

    38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:09:20 GMT
    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.More >>
    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.More >>
  • Giles County student injured, another charged in fight over gum

    Giles County student injured, another charged in fight over gum

    A Giles County middle school student is facing criminal charges and his classmate facial surgery after the two got into a fight over gum.More >>
    A Giles County middle school student is facing criminal charges and his classmate facial surgery after the two got into a fight over gum.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKRN (Young Broadcasting station). All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.