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Texas Law Enforcement Medal of Valor award winner to speak in Plainview on November 14

PLAINVIEW, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from the City of Plainview:

Bruce Ure, Seguin Deputy Police Chief and Texas Medal of Valor winner will be in Plainview on Wednesday, November 14th at Harvest Christian Fellowship (4411 Olton Road). The event is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.

Ure will speak about his heroic actions during the Harvest 91 Country Musical Festival in Las Vegas. During the Festival, a gunman shot more than 1,100 rounds into the crowd of people, killing 58 people and injuring more than 850 people.

While attending the concert, Ure successfully placed a tourniquet on an arterial bleed from a gunshot victim, rendered medical aid and commandeered a vehicle that transported three patients to a nearby Las Vegas trauma center. He also sustained a hand injury from the bullet shrapnel that landed about four inches from where he was lying.

For his actions, Ure received the 2018 State of Texas Law Enforcement Medal of Valor Award. This honor, bestowed on 22 officers from hundreds of applications, is awarded to officers who display an act of personal heroism or bravery which exceeds the normal expectations of a job performance, such as placing one’s own life in jeopardy to save another person’s life, preventing serious bodily injury to another or preventing the consequences of a criminal act.

“He is a sought out speaker whose heroic actions are not only learning tools for law enforcement but encouraging words for everyone,” says Police Chief Ken Coughlin. “While many law enforcement officials from around the area will be joining us to hear Bruce speak, we encourage the public to attend as well.”

For more information, contact Chief Coughlin at 806.296.1180 or kcoughlin@plainviewtx.org. 

(News release from the City of Plainview)


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