For many, first responders are taken for granted. EMTs, firefighters and police officers are among those that watch over the general population and are there in many instances for their worst days.

For Farmersville Police Officer of the Year Korey Redding, the job has been a calling from the beginning.

Redding, who has been an officer with the Farmersville PD for more than two years, works the night shift.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • news@farmersvilletimes.com