Deputy Police Chief receives statewide accolade for valor

SEGUIN, Texas – The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is tasked by the state legislature to select recipients for the annual State of Texas Achievement Awards. This year 23 officers were selected out of hundreds of submissions by local law enforcement agencies. Seguin Police Department’s Deputy Police Chief Bruce Ure was one of those chosen for the Valor Award.

Police Chief Kevin Kelso nominated Ure for his actions on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. Ure managed to place a tourniquet on an arterial bleed from a gunshot victim, rendered medical aid and commandeered a vehicle to transported three patients to a local Vegas trauma center.  He also sustained a hand injury from bullet shrapnel that landed about four inches from where he was laying prone when the shots started ringing out.

"To be honored by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and Governor Abbott is the honor of a lifetime.  While at the Capitol, Senator Zaffirini's Chief of Staff also presented me a beautiful certificate of recognition.  I was humbled to be standing next to twenty-two other law enforcement heroes with stories that were made for movies, yet all were humble and almost shy about their unselfish actions.  I am truly blessed to have had an opportunity to lend a hand in Las Vegas on a very bad day and humbled by the shear fact that others have taken to time to provide recognition not only to me but to some amazing hero's that I met on stage that day," said Ure. ###