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Brown County man receives award for heroic actions in deadly RV park shootings

By Shenna Stout, sstout@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 08:21:37 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2013 09:07:31 AM CDT
EARLY, Texas -

He is hailed as a hero by the Brown County Sheriff's Office and by many others.

Vic Stacy was honored during Monday morning's Brown County Commissioners Court for assisting an Early Police Officer in July during the deadly Peach House RV Park shootings.

Stacy was greeted with handshakes, a standing ovation, and a certificate of valor Monday, but said he only did what he had to do to save a life.

Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs presented Stacy with the award Monday.

"I really appreciate them giving me this. You know, I wasn't expecting anything out of this and I didn't do it to expect anything. I did it to save a life," Stacy said.

On July 29, Stacy assisted Early Police Officer Sergeant Steven Means in shooting and killing gunman Charles Conner.

Authorities said Conner, a 58-year-old man, was on a rampage that day. Before police and Stacy arrived, he'd already shot and killed his two neighbors.

"Before I pulled that trigger, I thought, if this guy kills him, he'll never know his kids, and his kids won't ever know him," Stacy said of Means.

Monday morning, Stacy told the commissioners, the judge and the sheriff that although it wasn't easy pulling the trigger, he would do the same thing again if needed.

"I didn't sleep for probably a good three nights, but I'll tell you, it was hard there at first but I'm getting over it," Stacy said.

Stacy met the gunman's sister shortly after the shootings. She told him there were no hard feelings, helping Stacy move forward.

The sheriff's office created the certificate of valor specifically for Stacy.