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Police mom cooks Thanksgiving meal for first responders

Posted at 10:39 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 00:39:06-05
A Tucson couple spent their thanksgiving feeding those who protect us on the holidays. They hosted a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner for all of our first responders.
 
Meg Carney spent hours preparing the Thanksgiving feast. Her son Tom is a police officer in California and nearly lost his life six months ago while on duty. Thanks to first responders he is still alive today. Thursday's Thanksgiving meal was her way of saying thank you to them.
 
Tom Carney was thrown from his motorcycle when he collided with a truck back in June. He underwent more than 25 hours of surgery, broke his pelvis in 12 places and was given 72 pints of blood to keep him alive. An off-duty paramedic was in the area and began giving him care right away. 
 
So this year, Carney wanted to give back to all the people who help keep us safe. 
 
"As a thank you to our first responders.This is what we decided to do for thanksgiving this year. We really just want to show the public that our first responders go through a lot and they were there to save my son that day. Had I not had them there I probably would have lost him."
 
Carney says she starting cooking some of the turkeys on Tuesday. She reached out to departments all over the county including the Sheriff's Department, Tucson Police and Northwest Fire.