NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was struck and killed as he was removing debris from a road in 2018 will be honored at the upcoming Star of Texas Awards ceremony in Austin.
Deputy Raymond Bradley “Brad” Jimmerson, 49, was struck and killed by a vehicle on Oct. 5, 2018, as he was removing debris from U.S. Highway 259.
A post on the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page stated that the Star of Texas Awards honor all Texas peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. The award also honors federal law enforcement officers or special agents who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty while assisting state or local law enforcement on or after Sept. 1, 2003.
“The Sheriff’s Office and members of the Jimmerson family will be accepting the award on behalf of Brad on September 11, 2019,” the Facebook post stated. “If you are interested in attending this ceremony, it is open to the public.”
In an Aug. 5 letter, the Texas Governor’s Office notified Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges that the Star of Texas Committee had selected Jimmerson to be one of the recipients of the award.
According to the letter, the ceremony will be held in the House of Representatives chamber of the Texas State Capitol, which is located at 1100 Congress Avenue in Austin. Guest seating will be available in the House chamber gallery on the third floor of the Capitol Building.
For those unable to attend, a live broadcast of the ceremony will be available at Texas Legislature Online.