Dallas PD senior corporal to receive Star of Texas Award
A Dallas PD officer will receive an award for his bravery while responding to a shooting back in April.
Senior Corporal Scott Jay will be honored with the Star of Texas Award, usually given to award men and women serving as peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders, and federal law enforcement officers who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
The office is being recognized for his actions on April 27, when he and his K9 partner, Figor, responded to a shooting.
While attending a news conference, Chief Garcia said, “The work of this dog that night is nothing short of heroic.”
After hours of searching for the suspect, Jay and Figor tracked the suspect to a nearby creek.
Figor attacked the suspect, who shot the dog in the chest and shot at Jay, hitting him in the leg.
Despite being shot, both continued to stop the suspect from getting away.
The award ceremony is expected to happen next month in Austin.