By Tanya Eiserer
Dallas Morning News
DALLAS — Eugene Knies, a McKinney resident who donated the $7,500 to pay for the air ambulance to bring Officer Alex Garcia home, received the Honorary 2008 Great First Responder Award on behalf of CareFlite and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.
James C. Swartz, (right) President and CEO of CareFlite, presented the award to Knies (left) at his car dealership in Bonham on Tuesday.
Texas man who paid for sick officer's flight honored