Waco, TX – DPS Director Steven released the following statement:
“It’s important to take the time to recognize the critical, and often lifesaving, actions of these individuals.
These are the people who make the department so tremendous, and we are proud to be able to honor their hard work, commitment and dedication to service that make Texas a safer place for all of us to call home.”
The following individuals were recognized:
Sergeant Scott Hewitt, Texas Highway Patrol – Headquarters, was awarded a Medal of Merit. Since 2015, Sergeant Hewitt has been a member of the State Crash Reconstruction Team.
He is also responsible for reviewing each DPS fleet crash and is a core instructor of the Transportation Code. As a Texas Highway Patrol (THP) Trooper, he identified the need for uniformed enforcement of the Texas Transportation Code and proper application of contributing factors by law enforcement in crash investigations throughout the state.