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Deputy Justin Gay receives Purple Heart from Constable's Office

Constable Mark Herman, Assistant Chief John Zitzmann, Chief Deputy Donald Steward, Assistant Chief Michael Combest and (seated) Deputy Justin Gay
Constable Mark Herman, Assistant Chief John Zitzmann, Chief Deputy Donald Steward, Assistant Chief Michael Combest and (seated) Deputy Justin Gay

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputy Justin Gay received the Purple Heart award, which is the highest award given by the Harris County Constable's Office.

Gay received the award last weekend as a part of the department's 26th annual award banquet.

Gay was shot seven times while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

He is still confined to a wheelchair and will soon start rehabilitation to learn how to walk again.

Several other Precinct 4 employees were recognized for their heroism in 2017.