DPD Dive Team Receives Donation in Honor of SMU Officer Mark McCullers

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, representatives from the BMF Project presented the Dallas Police Department’s Dive Team with a Hummingbird Helix 10 Side Imaging Sonar, in honor of SMU Officer Mark McCullers.  Officer McCullers lost his life when he was swept away by flood waters July 5, 2016.  

The ceremony was held at the Jack Evans Headquarters Building inside the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference Room at 1:30 p.m. and was immediately followed by an awards ceremony to recognize the Dallas police officers who assisted in the search.  Interim Chief of Police David Pughes accepted the equipment on behalf of the Dallas Police Department and presented each officer with their award.  SMU officials and the family of Officer McCullers were in attendance and the following officers were awarded the Certificate of Merit.  

Deputy Chief Vernon Hale

Sgt. Rodrick Dillon #4535

PO Daniel Hale #9157

PO Daniel Kessenich #10933

PO Michael Koller #8899

PO Jose De La Rocha #9662

SC John Boucher #9636

SC Ryan Hales #9820

SC Matthew Hebert #8107

SC Matthew Kalinec #8022

SC Ryan Mabry #10083

SC Brandon Thompson #8411

SC Christopher Todd #8947


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