Retired officer returns to thank hospital that saved his life

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HOUSTON, TX – On the 20th anniversary of his shooting, former Houston Police Officer Danny Vaughan returns to Ben Taub Hospital to give thanks to those who have touched his life, throughout his long recovery.

“It was 20 years ago that I was hovering between life and death and I was faced with the decision to live or die,’ says Vaughan. ‘With my son, wife and family, it was a pretty easy decision to make. I’m so sorry guys but you’ve touch my heart so much”

Hospital staff greeted the retired officer and his family, as he made the rounds in the emergency center, thanking those who save lives everyday.

“I wanted you guys to know how much me and my family appreciates everything you did to save my life so i can come back to say thank you”

Danny’s own life was almost tragically cut short in 1993, when he suffered multiple gunshots to the face, while in the line of duty. Vaughan underwent a six-hour surgery at Ben Taub, requiring 500 units of blood; much of it was donated by fellow officers. It’s been a long journey that Danny has lots to be thankful for.

Saved from the brink of death two decades ago, everyday Danny is reminded of all those that rushed to his aid. Today he thanked the first responders who gave him a second chance at life and making us all grateful, in return.