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First Responders

The Texans recognize the critical work that public law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and other emergency service agencies do every day to keep us safe. The Texans honor these heroes through programs and events throughout the year for their dedication to the city of Houston and for all they do to serve and protect.

Liberty White Out Game presented by Community Coffee

The Houston Texans opened the 2022 Season against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, Sept. 11 at NRG Stadium for an AFC South Showdown. The annual Liberty White Out Game, which celebrates first responders, is presented by Community Coffee. Fans are encouraged to wear white as the team will also don their white-on-white uniforms.

This year's Liberty White Out game was presented by new Texans partner, Community Coffee, the nation's No. 1 family-owned retail coffee brand. Coin Toss Captains were Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Houston Police Department Chief of Police Troy Finner, Houston Fire Department Executive Assistant Fire Chief Rodney West and 15-year firefighter Jacob Stolze representing Community Coffee.

First Responder of the Game presented by Community Coffee

The Houston Texans and Community Coffee are excited to celebrate the men and women of Houston that help keep our city safe – our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel!

Nominate a Houston hero today to be recognized at a Texans home game.

Star of Courage Award

The Texans recognized Ronald Walker, an engineer operator at Houston Fire Station 48, with the annual Star of Courage Award. In 2013, the Star of Courage Award was created to recognize a first responder who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, bravery and a commitment to Houston. EO Walker was nominated by his wife for his unwavering commitment to his job during COVID-19. OL Nick Martin recorded a special message to surprise EO Walker and he received a custom game ball, trophy and a $10,000 donation in his honor to the 100 Club of Houston, which supports the families of fallen first responders.