A Brenham police officer was presented with a Chief’s Commendation at Thursday’s Brenham City Council meeting.

Brenham Police Officer Lawrence Garnett (right) is presented with a Chief's Commendation by Captain Lloyd Powell during Thursday's Brenham City Council meeting.

Officer Lawrence Garnett was recognized for his efforts to help save a victim of a traffic accident while off duty.

Brenham Police Captain Lloyd Powell, presenting the honor on behalf of Police Chief Ron Parker, said Garnett was driving home to the Houston area just after 2:45 a.m. on May 3rd after a 12-hour shift, when he drove up on an accident on Highway 290.  He found a man lying in the street next to a car that was fully involved in fire.

Cpt. Powell said Garnett immediately jumped into action, pulling the man away from the burning vehicle and performing CPR until help arrived.  The victim did not survive, but Cpt. Powell said Garnett’s actions were “courageous.”



Garnett thanked his command staff for his training and his co-workers for their constant support.



  1. Great job officer. Proud to have officers ?‍♀️ like you always doing the right things to help and protect us. Courageous job. Keep up the good work!!!

  2. Way to go nephew. The world is definitely a better place when you care about the people who live in it.

  3. Great Job!!
    Would you lay down your life for a brother? Thanks Brenham PD for recognizing such an honor.

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