Local law enforcement and dignitaries saluted two College Station policemen for their actions during the Fidelity Street mass shooting in August 2012.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz presented the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to College Station Police Department Sergeant Travis Lacox and Investigator Andy Murph for their heroic actions.
Murph and Lacox are the first in Texas to receive the medal.
During the Friday morning presentation, interim police chief Scott McCollum described the officers involvement in what would be a 25 minute gun battle that would claim three lives and injure several more.
Assistant Chief Brandy Norris went to former Chief Jeff Capps with the idea of recognizing Murph and Lacox.
Lacox and Murph say they share the honor with all of those who responded to the incident, which took the life of Constable Brian Bachmann and injured three fellow College Station policemen.
They also thanked the city’s communications office with producing a training presentation that has been shared with 4,800 Texas law enforcement officers.
Click below to listen to the medal presentation.
Click below for comments from Assistant Police Chief Brandy Norris, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
Click below for comments from Andy Murph.
Click below for comments from Travis Lacox.