In May of 2011 Trooper Max Honesto made what he thought would be a routine traffic stop along I-20.
Things changed when he smelled marijuana, and when Trooper Honesto asked the passenger inside to remove something from his shoe, the passenger pulled a gun and opened fire.
Honesto was hit in the shoulder, still returning fire as the car sped away down the Interstate.
A high speed chase later stopped the shooter, and Honesto was taken to the hospital with nerve and muscle damage.
Now he's back to full active duty, and in October he was honored with a purple heart for his bravery.