ABI agent, organ donor to be honored in 2016 Rose Bowl parade

WHNT | Catherine Awasthi

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - A former Alabama State Trooper who lost his life last year is living on through others.

The Alabama Organ Center chose Brian Faulkner as an honorary organ donor to appear on the 2016 'Donate Life' Rose Parade float. Brian's 'flora graph' portrait will be among 60 other organ, eye and tissue donors who in their death, saved thousands in need.

"I was just shocked," smiled Brian's wife Heather. "I said, 'why Brian?'"

Brain Faulkner was an Alabama Bureau of Investigations agent when he passed away after a motorcycle accident in March, 2014. Before he lost his life, he told his wife to make sue that everything he had went to someone who needs it. He wanted someone to have a second chance at life.

"He made the decision to be an organ donor," said Alabama Organ Center executive director Chris Meeks, "and through that decision, he saved four lives. That is a wonderful ending to anybody's life." Continue reading