Honoring Our Nation’s Front Line & First Responders

Because of You, presented by Strength for Service, was created to share real-life stories of men and women who sacrifice so much for so many – the countless front line and first responders who deserve to be reminded there is a high calling to their work – and a divine God who sees and feels their pain, who shares in their celebration of a life saved or grief of a life lost. Whatever they are feeling or experiencing, we want to remind them they are not alone.

This month we introduce you to Nacogdoches County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert Hurst. Robert is a 44 year veteran of law enforcement. During his time on the force, Robert has served on the sheriff’s dive team, as a medic and operator on the SWAT team, and also played a key role in recovering debris that fell across Texas after the Columbia shuttle disaster in 2003.

During our visit with Robert, he was able to gather some close friends and fellow members of the Nacogdoches first responder community for a dinner discussion about their collective lives of service. We recognize that law enforcement plays a vital role in each and every community, and we thank those who serve so selflessly.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Meet Robert Hurst

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