Money given to Dougherty Co. EMS hometown hero

Money given to Dougherty Co. EMS hometown hero
Sam Allen accepted the money on behalf of the paramedic. (Source: WALB)
On Thursday, Hometown Heroes presented a check for $1,320 to Dougherty County. (Source: WALB)
On Thursday, Hometown Heroes presented a check for $1,320 to Dougherty County. (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A deserving paramedic is being thanked for his service to the community.

On Thursday, Hometown Heroes presented a check for $1,320 to Dougherty County.

Each year the organization raises money at its banquet to give back to first responders.

EMS Director Sam Allen accepted the money for this year's paramedic who wanted to remain anonymous.

"This year we're fortunate that one of our paramedics is the recipient of this and he has greatly earned it. He's very dedicated to the community and takes care of the citizens and provides great care," said Allen.

"It's just a way for us to thank them in a small way for all that they do every day for all of us," said Teresa Knight, the event organizer.

Hometown Heroes plans to have another banquet next spring.

No official date has been set.

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