Texas Government Code

Sec. § 3106.002
Peace Officers’ Star of Texas Award


(a)

The Peace Officers’ Star of Texas Award shall be awarded to:

(1)

each peace officer who is seriously injured in the line of duty;

(2)

the surviving next of kin of each peace officer who is killed or sustains a fatal injury in the line of duty;

(3)

each federal law enforcement officer or special agent who is seriously injured while performing duties in this state to assist a state or local law enforcement agency; and

(4)

the surviving next of kin of each federal law enforcement officer or special agent who is killed or sustains a fatal injury while performing duties in this state to assist a state or local law enforcement agency.

(b)

The Peace Officers’ Star of Texas Award Advisory Committee shall advise the governor on the issuance, design, and presentation of the Peace Officers’ Star of Texas Award.

(c)

The committee consists of three current or retired peace officers appointed by the governor who have each served with distinction during a lengthy career as a peace officer.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 614, Sec. 2, eff. June 20, 2003.
Renumbered from Government Code, Section 3105.002 (Definitions) by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 728 (H.B. 2018), Sec. 23.001 (Juvenile Jurisdiction)(43), eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 990 (H.B. 1977), Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 109 (H.B. 1164), Sec. 1, eff. May 17, 2007.
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