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First Responder Appreciation Day was on September 25th
Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-29 20:35:35-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — First Responder Appreciation Day was on September 25th.

Margaret Langston's birthday is Monday, she served Tucson for nearly two decades as an emergency medical tech and a paramedic, in January she died in the line of duty.

On Sunday her family remembered her while raising funds for other families of first responders.

Langston's legacy was with her mother, her son, her daughter, her step son and husband.

"It emulates what she did as her profession and her hobby, career, her love," her son, Anthony Scott, said.

Margaret's love, aside from her family, was serving others: as an EMT and paramedic.

"She started out as an EMT here, worked up as a paramedic through multiple different stations throughout Tucson and in the surrounding area," Scott said.

Her service took flight, eventually serving as a flight paramedic.

"Her last flight was on January 29th of this year."

Margaret died in the line of duty responding to an emergency.

"Margaret was one of the most dedicated first responders you would ever meet in your life," her mother, Susan Day, said.

To honor her service, Margaret's family organized the 'First Responder Appreciation Day 5k.'

"That's what brings us all out here is just once again to show our love and appreciation to all the first responders out there," Scott said.

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