All of us at 101.5 KNUE are proud to be part of East Texas, and we are especially proud to live in a place where we hold our military and first responders in such high regard.

KNUE + Patterson UTI are proud to announce this week’s “Hometown Hero,” officer Ryan Rockett of the Longview Police Department.

Mr. Rockett was nominated anonymously by all of his coworkers, who were proud to share his recent heroics:

I want to nominate Officer Ryan Rockett with the Longview Police Department. Recently Officer Rockett was in a position where his swift and decisive actions saved countless lives as well as the life of a fellow coworker. Officer Rockett did not hesitate in a crucial moment where lives were on the line. I am honored to work with such an officer, and am blessed to know that if I, or any of us, ever need anything that he will be there in a heartbeat to help in any way that he can. He truly is a hero to us as well as the citizens in the community that he has sworn to serve and protect.

To show our appreciation for Casey’s dedication and service to his country and community, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonvillle, They specialize in awards, engraving, trophies, plaques, gifts and more. The Hometown Hero will also receive a gift pack from Edible Arrangements.