2016 Dallas Police Memorial Service Highlights

Below is a video highlighting the 2016 Dallas Police Memorial Service honoring all Dallas police officers who have given their lives while serving the city of Dallas.  The ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 12:00 pm.

 

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Dallas Police Memorial Ceremony

On Wednesday May 18, 2016, the Dallas Police Department will hold services honoring the 2016 Police Memorial Day.  This event recognizes the sacrifices made by Dallas Police officers as well as other officers who have given their lives in the performance of their duties.   Listed below are the order of events and a brief description of the service.

  • 11:50 AM – March to the Memorial     Griffin St. at Young St. to Griffin St. and Akard St.

All former or current police officers, family and/or friends and citizens are invited to join the Dallas Police command staff, honor guard, salute team and other dignitaries in marching from Griffin and Young Street to the Police Memorial site at Akard and Young Street. Free parking will be available in Lot-E located at 600 Memorial Street (Memorial and Hotel).

  • 12:00 Noon – Dallas Police Memorial Service – Young St. and Marilla St.

Service includes a performance by the Dallas Police Choir, the reading of the “Roll Call of Honor”, 21-gun salute, Taps and a fly over by the Dallas Police Helicopter. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the lobby of Dallas City Hall located at 1500 Marilla.

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2015 Police Memorial Week

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To honor those who serve as law enforcement officers, congress created the Peace Officer Memorial Day in 1961. President John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law and he designated May 15th as Peace Officer Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls in as National Police Week. In 1994, President Bill Clinton directed the American flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15th.

Every year a ceremony is conducted at the Dallas Police Memorial to honor those Dallas Police Officers who have been killed in the line of duty while serving the citizens of this great city. The ceremony starts with a march that ends at the Police Memorial site. During the ceremony, the Dallas Police Choir will perform and the names of the fallen officers are read, also known as the “Roll Call of Honor.” This is followed by a 21 Gun Salute, the playing of Taps and the Dallas Police Helicopter, Air1, will complete a flyover. At the end of the ceremony, family and friends may place a yellow rose by the name of his or her loved one.

In 1892, Officer C.O. Brewer became the department’s first officer killed in the line of duty. Since then, the Dallas Police Department has lost 80 officers. The most recent officer added to the Memorial was Kevin Marceau.

As the Department reflects on honoring all law enforcement officers during Police Memorial Week, we would like to extend a special thanks to our officers for making our city safe. We hope and pray that no other name is added to the Memorial.

The Santa Cops Story

 

It’s a common misconception that when a police officer knocks on your door, it’s not a good thing; but what if the officer comes bearing gifts?

This year marks the 30th anniversary for the Dallas Police Department’s Santa Cops, a program that affords families in the community a Holiday to remember.

Since the program’s inception in 1984, the Dallas Police Department has assisted more than 10,000 families in the City of Dallas during the Holiday season.  Patrol officers, along with other members of the police department, see the various needs in the community and the Santa Cops program allows the department to give back in a unique way.

During the week of Thanksgiving, members of the department identify families in need of food, clothing and toys.  Officers are engaging with members of the community and listening to their needs.

The gifts are delivered on the Saturday before Christmas, this year they were delivered December 20th.

Santa Cops is one of the many ways the Dallas Police Department would like to wish the citizens of Dallas a safe and Happy Holiday season.

Dallas Police Choir on CBS 11 Christmas Eve

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Thank you From the Dallas Police Choir! Be sure to watch them today on Ch 11 from 4-5p!!

Thanks to everyone who supported us singing this year. We had a wonderful time this Christmas Season!

You can catch us on KTVT Ch11 today, December 24, from 4-5pm AND tomorrow, Christmas Day, 430-7am. Set your DVR’s and enjoy the KTVT Ch11 Holiday Special!

We will kick back up full swing in February, 2014. We are accepting performance requests now for all of 2014! We are also now able to take credit cards for our CD’s. If interested, please use the contact information listed on this site!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!