The two men got a standing ovation on Monday night at the city council meeting and both received awards for their actions.
A robber entering a Midlothian convenience store didn’t know the man he pushed aside was an off-duty firefighter with two secrets up his sleeve that could thwart a robbery.
Citizens of Mansfield stood along the road leading to Walnut Ridge Baptist Church holding flags. Some placed their hands over their hearts or bowed their heads. They all stood in silence as the white hearse passed, led by two rows of motorcycle police and followed by a long line of firetrucks and ambulances.