The “We Remember” Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas

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Today, members of the “We Remember” Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas stopped by the Dallas Police Jack Evans Headquarters Building to deliver memorial plaques for the four Dallas Police Officers who lost their lives July 7, 2016.  The Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas group is a team of cyclists who will cover more than 2,309 miles of Texas soil, visiting each city, town, and county that lost an officer or officers in 2016.  Both sworn and non-sworn members of the Dallas Police Department gathered in front of headquarters as the riders arrived and delivered their signature flag, cross, and plaques. The Memorial Bicycle Trek cyclists also delivered a memorial plaque to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department (DART), in honor of their fallen officer who also lost his life July 7, 2016.

The Memorial Trek cyclists have been riding across Texas in honor of fallen law enforcement officers since 1993. Their mission is to bring attention to the daily dedication to duty and self-sacrifice that each of these officers made for their community and this state. They hope to show the families of Texas’ fallen, that their loved one will always be remembered and honored by all law enforcement officers of this great state.

Public Assistance Needed: Homicide at 9230 Skillman Street

Update April 13, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.

Homicide Detectives determined through DNA evidence that Michael Browning, a 19-year-old Black male was responsible for the death of Deangelo Jerod Golphin. Michael Browning is currently serving a 15 year sentence for Aggravated Robbery in a Texas Department of Corrections facility. Please see affidavit below.

Updated February 19, 2016 at 7:47 p.m.:

On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 11:46 p.m. at 9230 Skillman Street, the suspect pictured in the video got into the car (parked at the gas pumps in the center of the frame) belonging to the victim, Mr. DeAngelo Golphin B/M 28.  When Mr. Golphin got in the car, the suspect shot and killed him.  The suspect can then be seen fleeing from Mr. Golphin’s car on foot.  

Dallas Police homicide detectives are releasing this surveillance video footage and requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the murder suspect shown in the video.  The suspect is a black male, approximately 20-23 years old, 5’6” – 5’8” tall, with a curly afro that is shaved on the sides.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder contact Dallas Police Homicide Detective T. Stewart at 214-671-3635. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373–TIPS (8477).

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On Thursday, February 11, 2015, at approximately 8:17 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Ann Arbor Avenue and S. Marsalis Avenue. Upon Officers arrival, they observed the victim, Justin Manning Black Male 28, with multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Manning was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 11: 46 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting at 9230 Skillman Street. The victim, DeAngelo Golphin Black male 28, parked his vehicle at the gas pumps and entered the store.  While Mr. Golphin was in the store, a Black Male suspect entered his vehicle. Mr. Golphin exited the store and returned to his vehicle. After Mr. Golphin got back inside his vehicle, the suspect shot him multiple times. The victim was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about these murders contact the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373 – TIPS.

Seeking Information Regarding Murder Investigation

UPDATE: January 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m:

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Suspect, Jose Reynaldo Zamora-Banegas

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Suspect, Jose Armando Nunez- Zamora


On June 21, 2016, victim Jairo Gonzalez, a Latin 52-years-old, was shot and killed at 14100 Montfort Road. The investigation has revealed that suspects Jose Armando Nunez-Zamora, a Latin male 28-years-old and Jose Reynaldo Zamora-Banegas, a Latin male 28-years-old were responsible for the victims death. Capital Murder warrants have been obtained for their arrests. Anyone with information regarding the suspects whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661 or Detective C. Shelton at 214-283-4900.

 

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 Victim: Jairo Gonzalez

Victim: Jairo Gonzalez

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance seeking information regarding a murder investigation.

On June 21, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a call for police regarding a shooting at 14100 Montfort Road. Upon arrival, officers found the victim Jairo Gonzalez, a Latin male 52-years-old, shot multiple times. Mr. Gonzalez was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder to contact the Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661 or Detective Shelton at (214) 671-3612. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.

Residential Burglary on Alta Vista Lane

The Dallas Police Department Property Crime’s Division is seeking information regarding a Burglary of a Habitation offense that occurred August 31, 2016.

On August 31, 2016, at about 9:55 a.m., a Black male suspect who appears to be in his mid to late twenties, rang the doorbell of a home on Alta Vista Lane. When the suspect was certain no one was home he went to the rear of the residence and pried open a sliding glass door, entered, and took property. The suspect was wearing a work crew’s yellow reflective vest, cargo pants, light blue shoes and a baseball cap. The suspect was possibly driving a silver Chevy Malibu. This offense is documented on case number 209699-2016.

If anyone has information regarding the identity of this suspect, or this offense please contact Detective Allen of the Dallas Police Department’s Northwest Property Crimes Unit at 214-670-6044.

Have A Safe Fourth of July – Don’t Drink and Drive

Monday is America’s birthday and like any other birthday, this is a celebratory time.  This weekend there will be various activities and festivities, and while we want you to enjoy this weekend with your friends and family; we ask that if you indulge in alcoholic beverages, do not operate a vehicle.  This weekend is one of the deadliest weekends for accidents regarding drinking and driving, so we ask that if you drink, be careful and designate a sober driver.  The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative for the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1st, and concluding on Tuesday, July 5th , 2016 at 6 a.m.

There are several things to do this weekend; drinking and driving should not be one of them.  Happy Fourth of July. 

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Have A Safe Fourth of July

The Dallas Police Department would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. Each year, injuries and property damages are caused by the improper use and handling of illegal fireworks. Therefore, we encourage you to stay safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals and refrain from shooting firearms in the air.

 

 

Information Needed Regarding Murder Investigation

CaptureUpdate:

The victim has been identified as, Derrick Little, B/M 49-years-old.

Original: June 24, 2016 1:35 PM

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in obtaining information regarding a murder.

On June 24, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a call for police in the 2600 block of Meyers Street. Upon arrival officers found a Black male, possibly in his 40’s shot. Dallas Fire Rescue transported the victim, who has not been identified at this time, to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.

Keeping Dallas Safe: Task Force Update for the Week of June 17 – 23

The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities. 

As of June 2016, the overall violent crime rate in the city has been cut down from 29.9% to 9.61%. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of June 17 to June 23: 

Violent Crime Task Force

  • Arrests: 24
  • Calls for Service: 200
  • Guns Seized: 5
  • Drugs Seized: 22 Grams

Property Crime Task Force

  • Arrests:25
  • Calls for Service: 107
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 3
  • Drugs Seized: 174.5 grams

Drug House Task Force

  • Complaints Investigated: 118
  • Complaints Closed: 71
  • Felony Arrests: 2
  • Drugs Seized: < 13 kilos 

Foot Patrols

  • Number of Officers: 114

Southwest Division Detectives Carry The Load on Behalf of The Department

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On April 15, 2016, Detective Marilyn Edwards #8189 was notified that the department would not have an official team to represent in the Carry The Load event for this year.  Carry the Load is dear to the heart of Detective Edwards for personal reasons.  Detective Edwards is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who was called to active duty by the President of the United States in 2005, where she served on an air base in Balad, Iraq.  Therefore, Edwards knows what it is like to serve in a combat zone and had to see comrades that did not come back home alive.  Edwards also walked the halls of the Dallas Police Department Academy and saw the pictures and names of the officers that paid the ultimate sacrifice.  When notified that there would not be a team to represent the department this year, Edwards asked her partner, Detective Ira Carter #8420 if he would be willing to help create a fundraiser to support this important cause. Detective Carter, also a military veteran, agreed that they should support the cause in some kind of way. The duo only had a little over a month to come up with a fundraiser.  After putting their heads together, it was decided that they would try to raise funds selling t-shirts to help reach their goals.   “We wanted a t-shirt that represented our love for the department as well as for the military,” said Detective Carter, who came up with the design for the t-shirts and used a personal contact to assist with the manufacturing.  Initially, the goal was to raise at least $1000.00.

Officers Ransom Funches #6960 and Larry Moody #9291, assisted and sold prepaid orders for t-shirts. Detective Edwards boasted, “I’m proud to announce that on May 26, 2016, a donation of approximately $2000.00 in fund raiser money was donated to Carry the Load on behalf of the Dallas Police Department.” These funds will be used to support the families of law enforcement, military, and fire rescue personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  “There is no ulterior motive, we support this cause because we believe it is the right thing to do,” Edwards explained. As veterans of the police department as well as military, we will never forget the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Carry the Load asks the question, “Whose load are you carrying?”…..We respond for all of the law enforcement officers that paid the ultimate sacrifice, “He is my brother, he is not heavy.” Detective Carter and Edwards will be participating in the event as Load Carriers.

As Load Carriers Edwards and Carter hope to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day. In their own words, “We would like to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice by not just having another day off or a barbecue.” Very noble and thoughtful, glad you are here to Carry The Load.

DB

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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