Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that nominations for the 2021 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders, and federal law enforcement who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, are now open.
Nominations must be submitted to the Governor’s Office by June 15, 2021. Nominations can also be made for private citizens who were seriously injured or killed while aiding or attempting to aid a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical first responder in the performance of their duties.
“Each year, the State of Texas proudly recognizes the peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty,” said Governor Abbott. “The Star of Texas Awards are a way for Texans to show our gratitude to those who serve. It is an honor to recognize these brave men and women who put themselves in danger in the name of public safety.”
To be eligible for the 2021 award, the critical incident must have occurred between September 1, 2003 and June 15, 2021.
The nomination form can be accessed through the Governor’s Office website at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/cjd/star-of-texas