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Heroes of Texoma: WCSO Deputy continues to serve our country

(Source: Brien Conner) (Source: Brien Conner)
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

This week's Hero of Texoma is a man who is serving his country and community. 

Brien Conner always thought about joining the military. Both his grandfathers served in our armed forces. 

But it was not until September 11th, 2001 that he knew it was something he was going to do. 

"I was sitting in the library when I saw the towers fall in 2001. That was the day I knew that I was going to join," Conner said. 

After graduating from Childress High School in the spring of 2003, Brien Conner joined the U.S. Army. 

His military career has taken him to Georgia, Texas, and Iraq twice. 

While serving our country, Conner said an ad in the newspaper. He was attending MSU for his criminal justice degree and the Wichita County Sheriff's Office was looking for detention officers. 

"I applied and I was able to get hired on as a detention officer and I worked in the jail for five years and then I went through the peace officer academy and got moved out to the deputy side of it," Conner said. 

The husband and father is involved in the community. That involvement is how he met Charlene Donagheyvomastek, who nominated him for Heroes of Texoma. 

"He was stationed down the street from the Boys and Girls Club that I used to run," Donagheyvomastek said. 

She said Conner is a hero because of the sacrifices he has made for our country and his family. While Conner himself does not consider himself a hero, plenty of people would disagree. 

"I've never thought of myself as a hero. I know I've served alongside a bunch of them, but to me, I was just doing a job I was paid to do and something I believed in," Conner said. 

If someone you know is deserving of this recognition, let us know. Send us your nomination to News@KAUZ.com. Include your contact information and any photos you may have. We will get in touch with you for further opportunities.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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