On May 6, 2023 Officer Garcia and Sgt. Franz responded to a 911 call and arrived on scene to find a man with a gun who posed an immediate threat to their lives. Both Officer Garcia and Sgt. Franz reacted bravely and courageously in the face of extreme danger and returned home to their families that evening. Being face to face in a deadly force situation is the toughest and most dangerous position a police officer can face. Chief Hawkes awarded both Officer Garcia and Sgt. Franz the Medal of Valor, one of the highest honors in law enforcement. The Bonham Police Department is fortunate to have officers of their caliber and the City of Bonham is blessed to have them as protectors. (L-R) Chief Andrew Hawkes, Sgt. Trevor Franz, & Officer Blake Garcia.