Montgomery County peace officer wins Star of Texas Award

Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison, (right) Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 5 Office gather at the Star of Texas Awards where Harrison was a recipient. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley's office)
Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison, (right) Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 5 Office gather at the Star of Texas Awards where Harrison was a recipient. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley's office)

Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison, (right) Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 5 Office gather at the Star of Texas Awards where Harrison was a recipient. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley's office)

A Montgomery County peace officer received the Star of Texas Award at this year's ceremony in Austin on Sept. 10.

The Star of Texas Awards were created in 2003, and are awarded to law enforcement and first responders who made “profound commitments” while doing their jobs, according to a release from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office.



Precinct 5 Constable, Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison, received the award after he was involved in a vehicle accident that injured his spine, according to Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s office.

“Cpl. Harrison made a decision to become a peace officer in order to make a positive difference in this world. He chose Montgomery County as the place where he would like to work and offer his services,” Riley said. “The unfortunate accident reduced his ability to serve his aspiration to help others. The Star of Texas Award lifts the individual up to be recognized for the risks that are taken each day by men and women, like Cpl. Harrison, during their line of duty.”

Cpl. Harrison was one of 46 recipients of the awards, which were personally presented by the governor and First Lady Cecilia Abbott.

By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.



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