First responders in the Big Country say the event hit close to home, as they've lost their own in tragedies such as fires.
But the day also served a reason to stop and thank first responders for all they do, which is exactly what Fisher and Jones counties did.
A free dinner for provided for first responders in Hamlin, as a way to say thank you.
Volunteer fire fighters said the added support from the community is much appreciated, and makes them happy.
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