The Washington state Senate honored the bus driver whose quick-thinking may have saved his passengers during a shooting in March. 

King County Metro driver Eric Stark was driving toward a bus stop in Lake City last month when a man started shooting at the bus. 

Stark was hit in the chest but managed to turn the bus around on Sand Point Way and drive away from the gunman.  

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Senate Resolution 8644 recognizes Stark "for the selflessness, courage and commitment to public safety" he displayed that day. 

Stark stood in the Senate gallery on Wednesday, joined by his wife and kids, when the resolution was passed. 

The resolution also offered condolences to the families of Richard Hasson and Richard T. Lee, both killed in the rampage on March 27.