FRITCH, TX (KFDA) - Fritch Police Chief Houston Gass has been nominated for Law Enforcement Today's Citizen of the Year award.
On January 6, 2015, Gass was responding to a domestic disturbance in Pampa, when he was shot in the face.
Now the Chief of Police for Fritch is a nominee in a national contest being held by Law Enforcement Today.
The contest is to recognize a member of society they believe to the 'Citizen of the Year.
Gass is just one of 19 national nominees.
Each nominee has their own unique story about what they did in the line of duty, or as a member of the community.
Gass said he rejoined law enforcement because being a cop is a calling. He doesn't think you can just walk away from your calling.
Law Enforcement Today started the contest in order to honor an individual they believe truly deserved the title.
The contest started in opposition of GQ magazine, who recently named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as their 'man of the year.'
Law Enforcement Today believes their citizen of the year will be some one who is willing to risk their life to save others.
The contest will feature multiple rounds before an overall winner is picked.
That winner will than receive a personalized interview and their story featured on the organization's website.
They also get a series of gifts and prizes valued at more than 10-thousand dollars.
Official voting for the award began earlier this week on Law Enforcement Today's Facebook Page, which you can find here.