Governor Abbott Announces 2023 Star Of Texas Nominations

April 13, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations for the 2023 Star of Texas Awards are now open to honor peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders, and members of federal law enforcement who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. 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.
"The annual Star of Texas Awards recognize the incredible sacrifices that our peace officers, firefighters, and emergency first responders make in service to our state and their fellow Texans," said Governor Abbott. "These awards honor the bravery and exemplarily leadership of these selfless individuals who were injured or killed in the line of duty. We are forever thankful for these unsung heroes who risk their lives every day to serve and protect our communities."  
To be eligible for the 2023 award, the critical incident must have occurred between September 1, 2003 and June 13, 2023.
Nominations are due to the Office of the Governor by June 13, 2023. The nomination form can be accessed through the Governor’s Office website at: