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News Release

December 15, 2016

DPS Recognizes Employees for Acts of Courage, Honor

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented a Purple Heart Award, Lifesaving Award and Certificate of Commendation to current employees and one retiree for their exemplary service and honorable actions.

"Today we express our gratitude for these admirable Texans, who acted with honor and courage when faced with extraordinary circumstances," said Director McCraw

In addition, Commissioner Faith Johnson was presented with a proclamation of gratitude and appreciation, a Texas flag and was named an honorary Texas Ranger Captain in recognition for her service on the PSC since May of 2014.  Governor Greg Abbott recently appointed Commissioner Johnson as the Dallas County District Attorney, and today was her last PSC meeting to serve as a commissioner.

"Commissioner Johnson has been an invaluable asset to the Texas Public Safety Commission, and I know she will be a steadfast champion of justice in her new position as Dallas County District Attorney," said PSC Chair Cynthia Leon.

"Commissioner Johnson is someone who cares very much about this state and the people of Texas, and DPS has been enormously fortunate to have her expertise and outstanding leadership on the Public Safety Commission," said Director McCraw.

The following awards were presented today:

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