A Bedford woman will be recognized nationally tonight for saving the life of an 11-year-old autistic boy last year.
Stephanie Hines will be presented the Citizen in Action Award in Washington D.C. for resucing the boy after he had wandered away from his parent's motel room and onto N.E. Loop 820 in January 2012.
Tonight's award is being being presented by the NG9-1-1 Institute, in conjunction with the Association of Public-Safety Communications-Officials International, National Emergency Number Association, the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies, the National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators, the National Association of Emergency Dispatchers, 9-1-1 for Kids and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.
“Stephanie Hines’s quick action and determination to bring the young boy to safety was a remarkable, selfless act of heroism,” said Angel Arocho, Board Chairman of the NG9-1-1 Institute. “She was able to remain calm in a crisis to effectively use 9-1-1 to its fullest capability and is truly a hero.”
Hines had previously been honored by North Texas 911 administrators.
- Deanna Boyd