Today, the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee held a luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel to honor Sergeant John Page, as the November 2021 Officer of the Month and Officer Ramone Salgado as March 2022 Officer of the Month. These deserving officers were recognized for their exemplary work ethic, determination, and their display of going beyond the call of duty to “protect and serve” the residents of Dallas.
Dallas Police Sergeant John Page, #8838, a Fort Worth native and 15-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was named November 2021 Officer of the Month. Due to scheduling conflicts last year, he was highlighted today. Sergeant Page began his career as a patrolman at the Northeast Patrol Division. A few years later, Sergeant Page was selected to take part in the Employee Enrichment Program where he gained a wealth of knowledge in SWAT, Mounted, Tactical Planning, Traffic Homicide, and the Gang Unit. It was in and through this program, that he gleaned skills that would be beneficial and help mold him into the leader that he is today.
Throughout his career with the Dallas Police Department, Sergeant Page has received twenty-four commendations, two Certificates of Merit, a Merit of Valor and the State Fair Bar for his professionalism, his empathy towards others, his quick response and his ability to be a team player. He is known and viewed by his fellow coworkers as a mentor and a leader. He is often called upon by fellow officers for assistance and advice both of which he is always ready to give.
As the nominating supervisor, Dallas Police Major Kylee Hawks expressed, “It has been my pleasure working alongside Sergeant John Page; he exemplifies work ethic and empathy for others and is truly one of Dallas Police Department’s finest officers.”
Dallas Police Officer Ramone Salgado, #9397, has served the City of Dallas for 25 years. He started his law enforcement career with the Dallas City Marshals in June 1996 and remained there until he transitioned over to the Dallas Police Department in February 2008. Officer Salgado has received sixteen commendations throughout his time with the City of Dallas. Among these commendations is a Meritorious Conduct Award that he received for pulling an individual from a ledge that was trying to harm himself, and a Medal of Valor for showing courage and bravery when he selflessly risked his own life to save the lives of others by evacuating tenants at a Dallas apartment complex. Officer Salgado has displayed that he is more than capable of upholding the law enforcement mantra of “to protect and serve” by putting the welfare of others before his own.
In his nomination letter, Dallas Police Sergeant Keitric Jones stated, “Officer Salgado is always among the first to respond to a call. He is the kind of officer that responds to all calls with kindness, empathy, and compassion.” Sergeant Jones further stated, “I often advise officers to be the type of officer that you would want to respond to a call for police at your home. I can truly say Officer Salgado is the kind of officer I would want to respond to my family’s call for police.”
Sergeant Page and Officer Salgado should be commended for their outstanding work and commitment to the department and the city of Dallas.