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Texas Senate honors man who exchanged gunfire with Sutherland Springs church shooter

State senators passed a resolution recognizing Stephen Willeford for his courageous action. (Image courtesy: Texas Senate)

On Tuesday, the Texas Senate honored the man who exchanged gunfire with the Sutherland Springs church shooter.

"This was a real hero that didn't want to be a hero who bare foot standing behind a truck took on a person with deadly firepower," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

State senators passed a resolution recognizing Stephen Willeford for his courageous action.

The former NRA instructor rushed to the church, shooting the gunman, before chasing him in a truck.

Twenty-six people died -- but lawmakers said Willeford's actions likely prevented others from dying.

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