Chief Garcia, members of the command staff, and Tactical Support Division could not do their annual visit to Children’s Health Pediatric Hospital due to the pandemic. For the second year, they decided to surprise the kids with a parade outside the hospital. The kids were able to view the parade from their windows or a viewing room where it was streamed live. Participating in the parade were officers on their motorcycles, officers from the Mounted Unit on horses, SWAT officers driving their Armored Personal Carriers, and marked squad cars.
In addition, there were our superhero crime-fighting partners on the scene to assist with bringing joy to the young patients at the hospital. Santa and Mrs. Clause were also on hand to deliver presents that were donated from sponsors who support the Santa Cops Program. Thanks to the men, women, and friends of the Dallas Police Department for bringing holiday cheer to the Children’s Medical Center. The department would also like to extend our gratitude to the administrative and medical staff at Children’s Health Pediatric Hospital for their dedicated service and for allowing us to bring a little joy to the hospital.