COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Crews from across the state were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. One Maury County crews' actions likely saved one of their own.
Last December Maury Regional EMS along with life flight was called to help a comrade.
"That's what we do. We don't consider it heroic in any way shape or form. We do what we do," said Mike Bridges with Maury Regional EMS.
Maury County Sergeant Brian Owens was shot in the face while responding to a domestic violence call.
"It's just something you don't expect until it's right there in front of you," said Josh McClarren with Maury Regional EMS. "Kind of humbling. I just you know don't want to be put in the spotlight for something I do."
Thanks to the group's work, Sergeant Owens will make a full recovery.
"They don't get the recognition they deserve, and I know me especially after what I went through that night, they really deserve it cause they really help a lot of people," said Owens.
On Tuesday night, Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children honored Maury Regional EMS and Vanderbilt Life flight with a ‘Star of Life Award' for saving Sergeant Owens' life.
"Well it's an honor, but main thing is I was doing my job to the best of my ability," said Vanderbilt Life flight Patrick Hall.
During Tuesday's ceremony, Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children awarded eight departments from across the state.