Star of Texas Awards - Deceased Individual Nomination

The Star of Texas Awards honor peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders, and federal law enforcement officers who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Private Citizens who were seriously injured or killed while aiding or attempting to aid a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency first responder in the performance of their duties are also eligible to receive a Star of Texas Award.

Nomination for Star of Texas Awards

To be eligible for consideration for this year’s awards, the critical incident must have occurred between September 1st, 2003 and June 15, 2021. Please note that a person can receive more than one Star of Texas Award. However, the award cannot be for the same incident. Three advisory committees (one for each category of first responder) are appointed by the Governor to review award nominations each year to ensure that they meet statutory criteria in order to be eligible for a Star of Texas Award.

Nominations for this year’s awards may be submitted no later than June 15, 2021. The awards ceremony will be held in September 2021.

Please fill in all the blanks below. Fields marked with * are required. Your application cannot be submitted unless all the required fields have been completed.


Next of Kin Information

As defined in Texas Government Code, Ch. 3106, Sec. 3106.001 (4): "Next of Kin" means the relative in the nearest degree of relationship to a deceased person, including the person's spouse, child, parent, or sibling. The code orders the next of kin based on priority: Spouse, Child, Parent, Sibling.

Legal Next of Kin * Street Address * City * State * Zip Code * County * Email Address *


Award Nominee Information:

Title or Rank First Name * Middle Name Last Name * Department or Agency Name * Work Address * Work City * Work State * Work Zip Code * Work County * Type of Service Date of Birth Texas Driver's License Number Sex


Critical Incident Information

Total Years of Service * Date the incident occurred * (mm-dd-yyyy) Date of incident must have occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Date of the nominee's death * (mm-dd-yyyy) Location where the incident occurred


Nomination Narrative

Please provide a detailed narrative account of the events that led to the serious injury or death of the nominee. Narrative should be between 700 and 5000 characters. Provide information regarding how long the person has served, various leadership roles held, and others details which relate to the incident of injury or death.

Nomination Narrative


Please Tell Us About Yourself

First Name * Last Name * Title or Rank Department or Agency Name Relationship to Nominee * (e.g., father, mother, sister, brother, coworker, supervisor, etc.) Nominator Day Phone (###) ###-#### Nominator Alternate Phone (###) ###-#### Nominator Fax (###) ###-#### Nominator Email Address * Nominator Street Address * Nominator City * Nominator State * Nominator Zip Code *