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UT officers honored for Hurricane Harvey response

Luncheon also raised money for cancer research

SAN ANTONIO – During a luncheon in San Antonio, MD Anderson Cancer Center honored UT system police officers who helped with the relief efforts in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.

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Officers from UT Health San Antonio and UT San Antonio were recognized for assisting colleagues in the Bayou City during the devastating storm that left huge portions of the area underwater.

"This was a tough time for them to come. They had to bring all the skills they have as first responders and police officers to help the people of Houston and I think they did a magnificent job,” UT System Chancellor William McRaven said.

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The luncheon also raised more than $500,000 for cancer research.

Progress is underway to build a clinical affiliation between the Health Center in San Antonio and MD Anderson.

During the event, McRaven was also honored for his service.