(Austin) On September 11, 2018 at the Capital in the Great State of Texas, former HAPCOA National President & Trinity University Police Chief Paul J. Chapa joined Selma Texas Police Lieutenant Jesse Balderamas and Texas Senator Donna Campbell during the Star of Texas Award Ceremony. In 2013 Lieutenant Balderamas was shot in the line of duty along with his partner when they responded to a domestic violence call. Lt. Jesse Balderamas was able to return fire and incapacitate the shooter and hold at bay until other units arrived. Lieutenant Balderamas was one of this years Star of Texas Award recipients.
Jesse is also a recipient of the HAPCOA 2013 Medal of Valor award.