Dallas Police vs. NYPD/FDNY Softball Game

Members of the Dallas Police Department joined retired NYPD and FDNY for a friendly game of softball on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The softball club from New York has been playing together for 25 years, and after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, they decided to take their games on the road. The group travels to a different city in the country every year to meet up in fun and fellowship with the local first responders. This year’s destination was the city of Dallas.

The softball club started with a few NYPD and FDNY personnel, but every year as the group travels they pick up more members. The group is now made up of former and current New York police and fire, military, and first responders from some of the cities they have already visited. The group also makes a donation in each city in honor of fallen police and firefighters and their families.

Everyone had a great time hanging out together, enjoying the beautiful weather, and were surprised by a visit from new Dallas Police Chief U.RENEÉ HALL. We are thankful to our first responder family for traveling to Dallas to visit with us, and we cherish the lasting friendships that were made. 

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Central Patrol Arrest Burglary Suspect

The Central Patrol Division has been experiencing burglaries in the Uptown area.  The subject committing the burglaries was using a mechanical drill to drill into door locks.

Intelligence information was gathered and lead to a possible suspect.  The Central Crime Response Team and Deployment Unit conducted surveillance on the suspect and the suspect evaded officers in a stolen vehicle that was taken in a burglary offense.

The subject,  Carlos Bradford, a 32-year-old Black male, was taken into custody for:

  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Evading Arrest
  • Abandon/Endangerment of a Child

This was a great arrest and teamwork of officers:

  • Officer Hauffe
  • Officer Offutt
  • Officer Mulvihill
  • Officer Duba
  • Officer  Hull 
  • Sergeant Hunt

Central officers care for the community they serve and it showed greatly with their actions.  The offense was documented on case number 204227-2017.

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DPD Presents Special Awards to San Antonio Police Officers

Dallas Police Assistant Chief John Lawton and Deputy Chief Lonzo Anderson traveled to San Antonio this week for a special award ceremony. Last year when tragedy struck our city on July 7, 2016, without being asked, thirty-three officers from the San Antonio Police Department came to Dallas to provide assistance. 

The San Antonio officers immediately jumped into squad cars with Dallas officers and helped answer calls, provided traffic control for the funerals of the fallen officers, and provided a shoulder to lean on for several Dallas officers who were struggling to cope with the tragedy and still show up to work every day. 

Assistant Chief Lawton and Deputy Chief Anderson awarded these 33 San Antonio Police officers with a Certificate of Merit for their service to the Dallas Police Department and the City of Dallas during what could arguably be considered one of the most difficult weeks for our city and department. 

We can never say thank you enough to our community and our brothers and sisters in blue who showed us so much love and support during such a tragic time. We would have never made it through without you. Thank you again! 

Carry the Load 2017

Despite rain and a lot of humidity, thousands gathered in Dallas’ Reverchon Park to honor fallen service members and first responders. The Carry the Load Dallas Memorial March is a two day event that helps raise money for the organization’s Continuum of Care partners. The march began at 4:30 p.m., but the two day event also features live music, patriotic speeches, and stories honoring fallen heroes.

Carry the Load was founded by two former Navy SEALs as a way to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day and raise money to fund support programs for military, first responders, and their families. Several Dallas Police officers are participating in the march this Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of fallen family, friends, and co-workers. For more information visit, CarrytheLoad.org. 

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Officer of the Month – Officer LaSharon Watson

Every month the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee recognizes and honors one Dallas Police officer for their exemplary performance and civic involvement. Officer LaSharon Watson from the Northeast Patrol Division was recognized as the Officer of the Month for May 2017. Officer Watson has been on the department for 8 years and has received several commendations and awards for her outstanding work, including a Life Saving Award when she rescued a suicidal woman from jumping off a bridge. 

Officer Watson not only works hard on duty, but she plays hard in her off time as a girls youth basketball coach. Officer Watson’s passion for basketball started when she was in high school playing on the varsity team as a freshman. She played basketball through college and even played for a semi-pro team in the Dallas Women Blue Chip Basketball League. Officer Watson has volunteered for 8 years as a coach for the DC Queens basketball organization. Currently, she is the coach of the number one fifth grade team in the country. She has become such a strong mentor to these young girls and even invited them as her guests to the award ceremony. Officer Watson also volunteers for the Police Athletic League and participates in the Guns-and-Hoses events. 

In his nomination letter for Officer Watson, Lieutenant Rickey Lewis wrote, “A police officer must be able to connect with the community we serve beyond the boundaries of enforcing the law. We may only get paid for time on the clock, but we truly operate twenty-four hours daily. I believe Officer Watson epitomizes all the above, and for that reason I proudly nominate her for Officer of the Year.” 

Congratulations Officer Watson! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our community. 

 

While You Were Sleeping…

While you were sleeping, Dallas Police officers in the Central Patrol Division were hard at work capturing a suspect in a stolen vehicle and two other suspects who were breaking into vehicles.

Last night, at about 9:00 p.m., a victim called police to report that her vehicle was stolen from the 2800 block of Cityplace West Boulevard. A few hours later, another Dallas Police officer spotted a vehicle driving in the 2400 block of N. Haskell Avenue without any headlights illuminated. The officer stopped the vehicle and discovered that it had recently been stolen from Cityplace West Boulevard. The juvenile suspect was transported to the Youth Division at Police Headquarters and the vehicle was returned to the victim.

Later on, at about 3:00 a.m., officers working in a covert capacity spotted two suspicious individuals in the 700 block of N. Glasgow Drive. The suspects were walking down the street pulling on the door handles of parked cars. Officers watched as the suspects opened an unlocked vehicle and took property from inside the vehicle. Uniformed officers arrived and arrested the suspects for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The officers were also able to return the stolen property to the victim.

These are just a couple of examples of the great work our officers are doing every day and night to keep our city safe. Thank you!

2017 Baker to Vegas Cup Challenge

The Dallas Police Department Running Team will participate in the 33rd Annual Baker to Vegas Cup Challenge. This is a 120 mile relay race involving law enforcement organizations from all over the world. The Dallas Police Department Running Team has been involved in this event for the past 25 years! 

The race begins in Baker, California and treks through the Mojave Desert, through two mountain passes, and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dallas Police Department Running Team has improved its race time every year and this year’s race is special. The officers will be running in memory of our five fallen officers who were murdered on July 7, 2016. We will also be honoring the founder of the Dallas Police Run Team, Sergeant Ronnie Bardin, who lost his battle with cancer this past year. 

The Dallas Police Department wants to thank all of our wonderful sponsors who have provided donations and resources. We are especially thankful to Sewell Cadillac, who has generously provided a wrapped vehicle that follows our runners along their journey to the finish line. 

Be sure to follow the Dallas Police Running Team on Facebook and Twitter!

Battle of the Badges on Ice: Dallas PD vs. Fort Worth PD

The Dallas Police Hockey team took the ice on Saturday, February 11th in a friendly rivalry game against the Fort Worth Police Hockey team. The Fort Worth Police Hockey team hosted the event and proceeds from admission went to the Fort Worth Assist the Officer Foundation and Brotherhood of the Fallen.

The game started with a ceremonial puck drop by the children of fallen Little Elm Detective Jerry Walker. There was also a surprise appearance by Fort Worth Officer Matt Pearce, who was shot and injured in the line of duty in March of 2016. Both teams played to a packed house at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Euless. The teams were evenly matched and battled in a close game until Fort Worth PD scored two goals in the third period to win the match 8-6.

If you missed out this weekend, don’t worry, rumor has it there will be a rematch later this year. For more information about the Dallas PD Hockey team, be sure to like their Facebook page “Dallas PD Hockey” and follow them on Twitter @DPDhockey. Go DPD!!! 

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Community Day of Service with Leadership Dallas Alumni Group

On Saturday, January 30, 2017,  the Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with Central Business District Senior Corporal Songer partnered up with the Leadership Dallas Alumni group for a “Day of Service” in Downtown Dallas. The day started early with an official kick-off at the Dallas Public Library main location at 7:30 a.m. 

This Leadership Dallas “Day of Service” included service projects at the following locations:

  • The Bridge Homeless Shelter
  • Crossroads Community Center
  • Dallas Life Foundation
  • The Stewpot
  • Family Gateway

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The day included painting murals, sorting clothes and shoes, as well as engaging with residents who utilize many of the services offered. We would like to thank Leadership Dallas Alumni for including us in their Day of Service and we look forward to our continued partnership serving the Dallas community. Check out #LDACommunityDay on Twitter for more pictures and posts.

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Dallas Detectives Receive James B. Comey FBI Director Award

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Class of the Dallas FBI office presented the James B. Comey FBI Director Award to three Dallas Police detectives. 

Sergeant Ross Salverino, #3396, was commended for his ongoing efforts in support of the FBI Task Force and their federal prosecution of commercial robbery suspects.

Detectives Eric Barnes, #8854, and James Thompson, #6217, were commended for their efforts in the apprehension of Brenda Delgado who fled to Mexico to elude apprehension in a Dallas murder case.   

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