AUSTIN - 30 Texas law enforcement officials have been honored by the Public Safety Commission for extraordinary demonstrations of heroism. Among the awards received by local officers were for acts of decisive action and lifesaving.
Trooper Kevin Sanmann received a Director’s Citation for his decisive action against a subject who posed a significant threat to a Plano Police Department detective, an ATF agent and himself during the execution of an arrest warrant on October 7, 2010.
Trooper Charlie Lunceford received a Lifesaving Award, and Canton Police Department Sergeant Steve Hall received a Director’s Award, for reviving a woman who had fallen unconscious after choking on February 10, 2011.
Trooper Barry Evans received a Lifesaving Award, and James Douglas Beggerly received a Director’s Award, for performing CPR on a subject who had collapsed shortly after being arrested near Tyler.
Trooper Brian Powell received a Lifesaving Award, and Gene Smithwick received a Director’s Award, for performing CPR on a man in Weatherford who had gone into full cardiac arrest.