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Man thanks firefighters with furniture

and i’m rick cabrera. at a time when many law enforcement agencies seem to be getting a lot of bad publicity … an el paso man is thanking police and firemen for their positive influence on his life. abc-7’s iris lopez joins us live with a story you’ll see only on abc-7. iris? rick, estela, jose campos is a modest man. raised in south el paso by a single mother, very poor. although he never met his father, he told me that growing up, he learned to be the man he is today– all thanks to a few good men. nat when fire station eleven was at paisano and santa fe, jose campos called it his second home… “and i made a choice not to hang with the bad guys you know, so i would hag out with the firemen and even the policemen and hang out with them. -36 as jose grew up nearby, he learned of a problem there. :46- ” they used to go out on a fire call they would leave the bay door open and the undesirables would come in their lockers and steal their wallett or whatever you know so i stayed there and i would close the bay doors and hear the intercom to know when they were on their way back and i would open the door for them.” 1:08 he soo realized the firefighters were impacting his life in a positive way. 1:50″they kept me from going out on the streets and misbehaving .” 1:56 “i ran errands for them i went and got their groceries for them they helped me with their studies for school.” afte a tour with the navy, jose’s hobby became his business. 1:43 “ive alway had a love for wood” stand up: “the station behind m is one of many firestations in el paso that houses some of joses work.” at jose’s wood shop, campos would build furniture there for fire and police stations – free – as his way of paying his mentors back. 6:49 “my so called friends are either in prison or dead, and im 69 years old and ive never been in jail “they treated me like family you know, and i never did forget that.” 3:0 11:15″theyre heroes to me.” jose went on to tell me that although the firemen he grew up with are long gone, he feels like he is still paying them or dead, and im 69 years old and ive never been in jail “the treated me like family you know, and i never did forget that.” 3:0 11:15″theyre heroes to me.” jose went on to tell me that although the firemen he grew up with are long gone, he feels like he is still paying them back through the new generation of fire fighters. he’s the man with a plan! a local state rep has been asked to lead a

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