September 2015 Officer of the Month: Senior Corporal Russell Barrett, #8593

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee honored Senior Corporal Russell Barrett, #8593, as the Officer of the Month for September 2015. Senior Corporal Barret has been with the department since 2004 and is currently assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division. The East Dallas Masonic Lodge #1200 opened their doors and hosted an appreciation dinner on Senior Corporal Barrett’s behalf; the committee took the time to give him credit for his hard work and dedication. Congratulations to Senior Corporal Russell Barrett on his award for September 2015 Officer of the Month.

Please see the nomination letter below for more details regarding Senior Corporal Barrett’s award.

Dallas Police Department Wins Community Policing Photo Contest

Photo contest winner - Sgt. Nekia Tillotson speaks to children at a local school about the importance of calling 911.

Winning contest photo – Sgt. Nekia Tillotson speaks to children at a local school about the importance of calling 911.

The Dallas Police Department was recognized and awarded for its community policing efforts during a monthly Community Policing in Action photo contest sponsored by COPS. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is a division within the U.S. Department of Justice that is dedicated to community policing services.  

Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs develops educational safety programs and crime prevention programs for all ages, all over the city. The department also has several youth programs that focus on building relationships with children and young adults early on in order to build trust with law enforcement officers.

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Chief David O. Brown Hosts Award Ceremony

Dallas Police Chief David Brown will host an award ceremony Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference Room at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters. The presentation will include Life Saving awards for thirteen officers and five Citizen’s Certificates of Merit arising from four separate incidents.  We encourage the media to attend as we recognize these individuals for their heroic achievements.

On August 22, 2015, at about 3:40 p.m., Officers Christina Mattox #10467, Jesus Tovar #10719, Branden Helms #10724, and Juan Saldana #10733 were working an assignment downtown when they were flagged down by a couple because their four year old daughter had been shot in the leg during a drive by shooting incident. The child was losing consciousness and needed immediate assistance. The officers worked together to apply a tourniquet to the child’s leg in order to stop the blood loss. Paramedics arrived and transported the child to Children’s Hospital where she was reported to be in stable condition.

Without their quick thinking and proficiency in tactical medical care, the child would not have survived the incident. As a result, the following officers are being awarded the Life Saving Bar:

4 Year Old

Top Left: Officer Christina Mattox #10467 Top Right: Officer Jesus Tovar #10719 Bottom Left: Officer Branden Helms #10724 Bottom Right: Officer Juan Manuel Saldana Jr. #10733 is being awarded a Certificate of Merit for his assistance in this incident.

On March 27, 2015, at about 3:45 p.m., Senior Corporal Jimmy Thongrivong #6961 and Lieutenant Ernest Sherman #6231 were on bike patrol on the Santa Fe Trail in east Dallas when Senior Corporal Thongrivong suddenly went into cardiac arrest and fell from his bike onto the ground. Lt. Sherman immediately requested cover and an ambulance and began chest compressions on Sr. Corporal Thongrivong. A nearby citizen, Ms. Jennifer Bowdler, called 9-1-1 and provided additional information to the dispatcher about the exact location of the officers. Ms. Bowdler then gave Sr. Corporal Thongrivong rescue breaths while Lt. Sherman continued with chest compressions. Metro Deployment Senior Corporal Stephen Thompson #9243, who was a former EMT, arrived on the scene and continued to provide CPR to Sr. Corporal Thongrivong.  For the actions they took to save Sr. Corporal Thongrivong’s life the following awards are being presented:

Ms. Jennifer Bowdler

Ms. Jennifer Bowdler

  • The Life Saving Bar
  • Lieutenant Ernest Sherman #6231
  • Senior Corporal Stephen Thompson #9243
  • The Citizen’s Certificate of Merit – Ms. Jennifer Bowdler

On July 9, 2015, at about 9:47 p.m., Officers Michael Sullivan 10571, Jason Henrichs #10569, Laura Beddow #10424, and William Mathis #10316 responded to a 9-1-1 call about a major accident at the intersection of Greenville and Bryan Parkway. During the crash, a motorcyclist was pinned underneath a vehicle causing her breathing to be restricted. The officers arrived within seconds of the crash before the fire department was on scene. The officers attempted to use a jack to lift the vehicle from the motorcyclist, but it did not work. Senior Corporal Michael Welch #8205, Officer Kevin Mathew #10862, Officer Boz Rojas #10379, and Officers R. L. Rushing #10416 arrived on scene to help the first responding officers. All of the officers together were able to lift the car and pull the motorcyclist from underneath the vehicle. She was rushed to the hospital and treated for her injuries. The following officers are being awarded the Life Saving Bar:


Top Left: Police Officer Boz Rojas #10379 Bottom Left: Police Officer Kevin Mathew #10862 Center: Police Officer Laura Beddow #10424 Top Right: Police Officer R. L. Rushing, III #10416 Bottom Right: Police Officer William Mathis #10316 Not pictured : Police Officer Jason Henrichs #10569


Pictured with Chief Brown is Anthony Mendoza and Douglas Carter. Not pictured but also received awards are Beeny Patterson and Willie Williams.

On August 21, 20015, at about 3:30 p.m., Dallas Water Utilities employees Anthony Mendoza and Douglas Carter were working near 2833 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when they observed a scuffle between a woman and man at the Chase Bank ATM. Mendoza and Carter intervened to stop what was actually a robbery in progress. Mendoza and Carter chased down the alleged robber and apprehended him about a block away with the assistance of two more citizens, Beeny Patterson and Willie Williams. The men were able to hold and detain the suspect until police arrived.

For their actions, Anthony Mendoza, Douglas Carter, Beeny Patterson and Willie Williams are being awarded the Citizen’s Certificate of Merit.

For more information regarding the above mentioned awards ceremony, please contact the Police Media Relations Unit at (214) 671-4065.  

2015 TLEEAA Agency Award Goes To the Dallas Police Explorers!!

The Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association (TLEEAA) held their 2015 competition from July 30 to August 2, 2015 at the University of Texas at Arlington. Over 100 teams from all over the state of Texas attended this competition. This year 13 Dallas Police Department Explorer  teams with 52 explorers competed at this year’s two day  event.


2015 TLEEAA Best Agency Dallas Police Explorers

Overall, the Dallas Police Explorers won the TLEEAA 2015 Best Agency Award! The Northeast Division Explorer Post won 1st place, beating out 100 teams from all over Texas.

Dallas Police Northeast Explorer Oscar Macias was awarded a scholarship from 2015 Texas Law Enforcement Explorer  Advisor Association. Macias has been an Explorer at Post 3305 for over 3 years. He is currently the Post Chief.

Northeast Division Explorer Post 1st Place Winners


The Dallas Police Department – Southwest Division Explorers were awarded the following awards:

  • 3rd Place Bomb Threat (Team 2)
  • 3rd Place Unknown Call
  • 3rd Place Burglary in Progress
  • 3rd Place Misdemeanor Traffic
  • 3rd Place Crime Scene Search
  • 2nd Place Bomb Threat (Team 1)
  • 1st Place Hostage Negotiation
  • 1st Place Burglary in Progress

The Dallas Police Department – Southeast Division Explorers were awarded following awards:

  • 2nd Place Burglary in Progress
  • 2nd Place Arrest Search and Seizure
  • 3rd Place White Collar Crime
  • 3rd Place Crisis Negotiation
  • 3rd Place Domestic Disturbance
  • 3rd Place White Collar Crime

The Dallas Police Department – Northwest Division Explorers were awarded the following:

  • 1st Place Arrest Search and Seizure
  • 3rd Place Crime Scene Investigation (Team 2)
  • 2nd Crime Scene Investigation (Team 1)
  • 3rd Place Robbery

The Dallas Police Department – Northeast Division Explorers were awarded the following:

  • 1st Place White Collar Crime
  • 1st Place Domestic Disturbance
  • 1st Place Crime Scene Investigation
  • 1st Place Misdemeanor Traffic Stop
  • 2nd Place Unknown Call
  • 3rd Place Arrest Search and seizure
  • 3rd Place Gang Activity


Congratulation to all the Explorers on a job well done!!



June 2015 Officer of the Month: Detective Michael Reuler, #7844


Detective Michael Reuler, #7844, has been selected as the Dallas Police Department’s Officer of the Month for June 2015. Detective Reuler is a 15-year veteran with the Department, currently assigned to the Gang Unit, as a member of the FBI Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force.

Detective Reuler has earned over 60 commendations throughout his career, and almost every one of them has the mention of at least one of three items: drugs, guns or gangsters. From December 2013 to approximately June 2014, Detective Reuler was the co-lead detective in the investigation of a criminal street gang known as Goon Squad.  These young dangerous criminals obtained illegal narcotics and monetary proceeds by committing violent acts against other high level narcotics traffickers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. As co-lead for this particular task, he and his cohorts were able to obtain approximately 15 federal indictments, seize eight weapons, and confiscate five vehicles.

In addition to his 63 commendations, Detective Reuler has received a Certificate of Merit for his participation in the safety of the Super Bowl event (2011), a Five-Year Safe Driving Award, a Marksmanship Award and a Five-Year Perfect Attendance Award.

Kudos to Detective Michael Reuler for receiving the June 2015 Officer of the Month Award.

Officer of the Month: Raymond Hailey


Today, Officer Raymond Hailey, #6602, was presented with the Officer of the Month Award at the Dallas Petroleum Club. Officer Hailey is a leader in community policing in the Jubilee Park area at the Central Patrol Division. In the nomination letter, Sgt. Bridget Wilson-Jones gave praise to his consistent outstanding performance in a dynamic work environment that requires him to constantly flex his schedule to the needs of the citizens, neighborhood groups, businesses, and other law enforcement agencies. Officer Hailey intercepts and resolves citizen complaints for Jubilee Park, therefore reducing the potential 911 calls for patrol officers.  His experience and aptitude to stay connected with the neighborhood residents has made him the established eyes and ears of that area. Detectives from the investigative units and senior level staff frequently call on Officer Hailey to help identify suspects who have committed crimes or live within Jubilee Park. Furthermore, Officer Hailey conducts research, develops, and implements community-based projects to improve the quality of life for Jubilee Park’s citizens, and he also dedicates his time to Boy Scouts of America. Throughout his career, Officer Hailey has received 68 commendations, 26 of which were external recognitions from citizens for such acts as caring attitude, kindness, generosity, and professional presentations.

17th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award

On April 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., the Dallas Police Department held the Seventeenth Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award Ceremony to present Officer Jimmy Hollis as this year’s recipient.

In 1920, the U.S. Congress chartered the Theodore Roosevelt Association to commemorate President Roosevelt and his lifelong admiration for the police profession. Each year, the local Texas Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association gives a very prestigious award to a deserving Dallas Police officer. The award was created for officers who have “overcome an adversity, whether injury, illness or other disability, and who have rendered, and continue to render, outstanding and praiseworthy service to the Dallas Police Department.”

Police Officer Jimmy Hollis was diagnosed with an infection in 2006 that resulted in his placement on a heart transplant wait list. During his wait, Officer Hollis continued to work at the Firearms Training Center, trained, and instructed both recruits and fellow officers. In 2012, Jimmy received a new heart, and returned to work as soon as his doctor released him. After an extensive rehabilitation, Officer Jimmy Hollis is back to full duty, and continues to be a vital member of the Dallas Police Department.

Medal of Valor & Service Pin Ceremony

Today, Chief David O. Brown presented the Medal of Valor award to Sergeant Jacqueline Moore, #7601 for her brave actions on April 4, 2014.

The following were also presented their Service Pins in today’s ceremony: 

20 Year Recipients

  • Larry Gordon
  • Gracie Johnson
  • Anthony Newsom

25 Year Recipients

  • Charles Barney
  • Clarence Lockett
  • John Puente
  • Chris Grall
  • Robert Spence

30 Year Recipients

  • John Childs
  • Richard Kresse
  • Brenita Dunn

35 Year Recipients

  • Johnnie Harris
  • Mary Heifner
  • Raul Moreno
  • Charles Young

Congratulations to all the recipients!

2014 Explorer Awards Ceremony


The 2014 Explorer Awards Ceremony was held on January 20, 2015. Each division is able to nominates an Explorer from their post, an Advisor from their post, and also a Rookie from their post. The winners are then announced at the Explorer Awards Ceremony. Guest speaker at this year’s ceremony was First Assistant Chief Charles Cato.

The nominees for Explorer and Advisor of the year were as follows:

Explorer of the Year

Adryelle Fites                Central Division
Camilo Gutierrez            Northeast Division
Robert Alarcon              Southeast Division
Gabriel Orosco              Southwest Division
Caleb Wilson                 Northwest Division
Christian Rodriguez        North Central Division
Yannet Salazar              South Central Division

Advisor of the Year

Andre Cloyd                   Central Division
Lorenzo Carranza            Northeast Division
Angelica Martinez           Southeast Division
Titania Richard               Southwest Division
Alex Garcia                    Northwest Division
Erica King                      North Central Division
Paul Logan                    South Central Division

The winner’s of the 2014 Explorer Awards are:

Rookie of they Year: Mark Hernandez
Explorer of the Year: Robert Alarcon
Advisor of the Year: Lorenzo Carranza
Post of the Year: Southeast Division


Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all the sponsors who have helped make the Dallas Police Department Explorer Program a success!

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