Bee Cave police chief recognizes officer for saving man’s life

Bee Cave Police Chief Brian Jones and Senior Officer Stephen Moring at the April 12 city council meeting.
From left, Bee Cave Police Chief Brian Jones stands with Senior Officer Stephen Moring at the April 12 City Council meeting. (Jennifer Schaefer/Community Impact Newspaper)

From left, Bee Cave Police Chief Brian Jones stands with Senior Officer Stephen Moring at the April 12 City Council meeting. (Jennifer Schaefer/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the city of Bee Cave’s April 12 City Council meeting, Police Chief Brian Jones recognized Senior Officer Stephen Moring with the department’s Lifesaving Award for “exemplary” actions Moring took on the night of Feb. 10.

At about 11 p.m. that night, Moring responded to a shots-fired call from the 5000 block of Bee Creek Road. There he discovered a man had been shot in the leg and was unconscious with arterial bleeding. According to Jones, Moring, who has been with the department for seven years, took command and applied a tourniquet to the man’s leg and had others help with aid until the man could be transported to a South Austin hospital.


Later calls from the police department found that the victim was stable, and the tourniquet Morning had applied was the sole reason for his survival.

Moring has announced he is leaving the department after seven years for family reasons.
By Jennifer Schaefer

Editor, Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin

Jennifer joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022. She spent the past 16 years working in newspapers as a reporter, copy editor and page designer. She is from Florida but has spent the past six years in the Austin area. She lives in Northwest Austin with her family and two dachshunds.