Star Of Texas Award

Montague County Deputy James Boyd, who was shot in the line of duty earlier this year, received the Star of Texas Award Thursday morning during ceremonies in Austin.

Sever staff and county officials were in attendance.

Governor Rick Perry presented Deputy Boyd along with other Texas police officers, firefighters, and first responders killed or seriously injured.

It included the 12 who died in the West, TX fertilizer plant explosion.

Also being recognized were Kaufman County District Attorney Michael McLelland and his wide Cynthia who were gunned down in their home following the slaying of assistant D.A. Mark Hasse.  He was also honored.