District Attorney Tony Lawrence presented Dawn Franklin, left, with the courage award Monday during a National Crime Victims' Rights Week ceremony in Pascagoula. Having told Dawn's story in the Sun Herald, I was so glad to see her accept the award.
District Attorney Tony Lawrence presented Dawn Franklin, left, with the courage award Monday during a National Crime Victims' Rights Week ceremony in Pascagoula. Having told Dawn's story in the Sun Herald, I was so glad to see her accept the award.
District Attorney Tony Lawrence presented Dawn Franklin, left, with the courage award Monday during a National Crime Victims' Rights Week ceremony in Pascagoula. Having told Dawn's story in the Sun Herald, I was so glad to see her accept the award.

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And the courage award goes to Dawn Franklin for standing up to her abuser

April 14, 2016 10:53 AM

UPDATED April 14, 2016 07:07 PM

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