On Sept. 14, 2012, Gov. Rick Perry presented San Antonio Police Department officer Jonathan Esquivel with the Star of Texas Award for being hurt in the line of duty.
On Feb. 19, 2011, Officer Esquivel was struck by a passing car while assisting a fellow officer on a traffic accident. As a result, Officer Esquivel suffered serious injuries and is in rehabilitation to return to duty.
The Texas Legislature created the Star of Texas Award to honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency first responders who are hurt or killed in the line of duty.
Photo: SAPD officer Jonathan Esquivel and his family.