News Release

October 19, 2012

DPS Heroes Recognized at Public Safety Commission Meeting

AUSTIN Ė The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today presented a Purple Heart to a DPS trooper and Life Saving Awards to several officers for their valiant efforts. Trooper Max Honesto received a Purple Heart after being shot in a traffic stop last year in Ector County. The other officers at the Public Safety Commission meeting were recognized for helping to save someoneís life.

"Each of the individuals honored today is a hero in their own right, distinguishing themselves in extraordinary fashion with their courage and selfless service to others," said Director McCraw. "Trooper Honesto survived a roadside shooting and we are proud to have him back at work protecting the citizens of Texas. Our other recipients acted instinctively and used their training to save the lives of others. In one incident, a DPS captain received a second chance at life when three of his fellow DPS officers performed CPR on him."

The following awards were presented today:

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