FORNEY, Texas — Two brothers, injured in the line of duty, were recognized during the 85th Legislature with the passage of HR 671, a resolution authored by District 33 House Representative Justin Holland and joint-authored by District 4 House Representative Lance Gooden.

The brothers, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Danny Shaw and his younger brother, Dallas County Community College District Police Department Corporal Bryan Shaw, were injured by gunfire in separate incidents last year.

Their other brother, Chris Shaw, worked alongside Holland and Gooden to prepare the resolution. All three brothers are Forney High School graduates. Their mother, Dr. Nancy Shaw, was a long-time Forney ISD teacher and formerly served as the assistant principal at Forney ISD’s Smith Elementary.

In November 2016, Trooper Shaw, of Forney, Texas, was shot while on assignment on the Texas-Mexico border when a firefight erupted on the Mexico side of the Rio Grande.

In July 2016, Corporal Shaw was injured in the line of duty during a deadly shooting in Dallas, Texas, in which five police officers were killed.

“Texans everywhere are indebted to the men and women of the law enforcement profession who willingly place themselves in harm's way to protect the safety of their communities, and Corporal Bryan Shaw and Trooper Danny Shaw are two such individuals,” Holland read from the resolution.

“Through their courage and dedication to duty, these two outstanding officers have earned the respect and gratitude of their fellow Texans, who continue to hold them in their thoughts and prayers,” he read. “The House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature hereby honor Corporal Bryan Shaw and Trooper Danny Shaw for their commitment and perseverance, both on the job and during their recovery, and extend to them sincere best wishes for the future.”

In a family statement provided to inForney.com, the family says they are thankful for the continued prayers and support from the community.

“The Shaw Brothers and Family are extremely thankful for the continued prayers for both Bryan and Dan's full recovery which is ongoing,” read the statement. “Dan has surgery set March 7th to attempt to repair the sciatic nerve damage and hopefully regain movement in his paralyzed leg.”

“Dan and Bryan proudly shook hands and received words of encouragement from both the House and Senate,” continued the statement. “They are extremely humbled by the experience and thankful for their communities, The State of Texas, family, and friends for their continued support.”

“We feel very blessed that God was with each of these men,” Dan’s wife, Melissa, told inForney.com. “God has a plan and this is apart of their testimony.”

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Texans everywhere are indebted to the men and women of the law enforcement profession who willingly place themselves in harm's way to protect the safety of their communities, and Corporal Bryan Shaw and Trooper Danny Shaw are two such individuals; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Bryan Shaw, a detective with the El Centro College Campus Police, was among the officers present during a demonstration in downtown Dallas on July 7, 2016; Corporal Shaw was struck when a lone gunman opened fire on police; despite his injury, he continued to protect his fellow officers and civilians, and he held his post during an hours-long standoff between the police and the gunman; and

WHEREAS, Later that year, Corporal Bryan Shaw's older brother, Trooper Danny Shaw of the Texas Department of Public Safety, was also injured in the line of duty; on November 25, 2016, while he was on assignment in Fronton, near the Rio Grande, Trooper Shaw was struck by a bullet from an unknown assailant after a firefight erupted on the Mexican side of the river; in the midst of the violence, he was transported to a hospital by DPS helicopter; and

WHEREAS, Through their courage and dedication to duty, these two outstanding officers have earned the respect and gratitude of their fellow Texans, who continue to hold them in their thoughts and prayers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature hereby honor Corporal Bryan Shaw and Trooper Danny Shaw for their commitment and perseverance, both on the job and during their recovery, and extend to them sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That official copies of this resolution be prepared for the Shaw brothers as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.