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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners took some time Tuesday to recognize (left to right) Communications Officers Michael Henrion and Karey Payne, and Deputy Dustin Alexander for their actions in a dangerous situation on the night of February 24. Henrion and Payne helped coordinate the emergency response when Alexander was shot by the driver of a suspicious vehicle. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Heroes in the face of danger

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When the driver of a suspicious vehicle opened fire on a Douglas County deputy without warning on the night of February 24, officials jumped into action and responded to a dangerous situation.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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