It is an honor and a privilege to announce our KNUE + Brookside Dental Hometown Hero of the Week -- Officer Christopher Bell of the Jacksonville Police Department.

Nominated by Nancy Jackson, Officer Christopher Bell puts in life on the line each and every day, helping those in need. In one incident, Officer Bell entered a burning residence along with fellow officer James Lozano in order to save tow people who were trapped in a burning bedroom.

This is just one reason why Officer Christopher Bell is this weeks KNUE + Brookside Dental "Hometown Hero." To show our appreciation for Officer Bell's service to his   community, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.

The KNUE + Brookside Dental "Hometown Hero" honors East Texas servicemen and women and first responders on a weekly basis. If you would like to nominate your "Hometown Hero" submit your nominee and a picture here.