Last week, my family and I had the privilege and honor of attending the Grand Junction Police Department's Annual Awards Assembly. What a great experience! There were so many officers and emergency responders who were honored for the amazing jobs they do. One award in particular was the reason we were there.
Towards the end of the assembly, Officer Zen (what a cool name!) presented the Life Saving awards. There were quite a few officers who received this award, which also included a medal. One story in particular hit home, of course, because it was my husband's story. I was holding back tears throughout Officer Zen's speech, but I did manage to get a few photos without shaking too much. I was so honored and proud to attend, and watch Leo stand next to Officer Marshall Dixon as Officer Zen presented the award to him. I am so grateful and thankful to Officer Dixon! My kids also were able to attend and witness the celebration. They got to shake Marshall's hand and thank him properly for saving their dad's life. We got to meet his family, too! He has an awesome wife and the cutest little baby boy. I hope to know them for the rest of our lives.
Thank your for everything, Marshall! You are a true hero!