Every year the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce (DJCC) recognizes one rookie Dallas Police officer with the Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year award. The award is named in honor of Dallas Police officer Johnny Sides who was killed in the line of duty after being on the department only three months. Despite his short tenure, Officer Johnny Sides was an exceptional police officer and also a DJCC member. Officer Sides was admired for his dedication, leadership, and sacrifice. Officer Sides was fatally wounded when a group of four wanted criminals opened fire on him and his partner during a traffic stop. Officer Sides was able to positively identify all four suspects before he passed away on February 7, 1951, resulting in their capture and prosecution. Since 1952, the DJCC has honored extraordinary Dallas Police rookie officers every year with this award.
The 2016 Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year is officer J. Brandon Helms #10724 from the Central Business District. Since his graduation from the Dallas Police Academy on May 4, 2015, Officer Helms has distinguished himself as a highly motivated, resourceful and dependable officer. Congratulations Officer Helms!
Officer Kennetta Pate #10812 and Officer Kelly Kaltenbacher #10638 were also nominated for the award and the Dallas Police Department is incredibly proud of them for their hard work and service to the citizens of Dallas.
This year’s program included speaking appearances by former Navy Seal Clint Bruce, Assist the Officer Foundation President Frederick Frazier, and Interim Chief of Police David Pughes. The DJCC also proudly presented a check to the Assist the Officer Foundation for $5000 to help support injured officers, officers killed in the line of duty, and their families. The Dallas Police Department is so thankful to the DJCC for hosting this wonderful event and for their continued support of our officers. Thank you again!
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 p.m., Concord Church will host Operations Blue Shield’s Power of One Speaker Series for a night of “Purpose and UNITY.” See the flyer below for more information. To RSVP for this event and/or donate to Operation Blue Shield, please see the links below.
On October 11, 2016 at about 9:52 p.m., the unknown suspect driver was traveling eastbound in the 2700 block of E. Ledbetter Drive, in the left lane. The suspect is believed to have been speeding over the limit and failed to yield the right of way to the victim, a pedestrian who was legally walking in the crosswalk. The victim was struck with the front of the suspect vehicle causing him to be lifted into the air and impact the suspect vehicle’s windshield. The victim then came to rest several feet away from the impact location and died at the scene.
After striking the victim, the suspect parked his vehicle at a nearby location and walked over to the victim’s final resting place. The unknown suspect then fled without providing any type of aid to the victim and did not leave his personal information at the scene. This offense is documented on case number 244851-2016.
The suspect is described as a Black male, 21-24 years old, short stature, with dread lock hair. The suspect vehicle is described as a white Ford Crown Victoria with after market rims and damage to the front left headlight and a broken windshield.
Detectives are requesting that anyone with information about the identity of this suspect or the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle involved in this offense call the Dallas Police Department’s Vehicle Crimes Unit at 214-670-5817.
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Conrad High School will be hosting a Kids Health and Safety Fair from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join our Northeast Neighborhood Patrol Officers for a day of healthy fun. The health and safety fair will include free food and drinks, medical screenings and much more.
Updated October 18, 2016:
This individual came forward and spoke to homicide detectives.
On October 16, 2016, at approximately 8:34 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of Second Avenue at the TMA convenience store. Officers discovered victim, Demarco Williams, deceased from a gunshot wound. The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the person of interest to call Homicide Detective Wilkins at 214-605-7440 or email at email@example.com. This offense is documented on case number 249034-2016.
Person of Interest
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On October 16, 2016, at approximately 4:46 a.m., the victim, Demarcus Washington, a 34-year-old Black male, was involved in a physical confrontation with a group of males in the 4300 block of S. Malcolm X Boulevard. The confrontation occurred in the rear parking lot of Club Pinky. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that an unknown black male produced a firearm then shot and killed the victim. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Chaney #7830, at 214-671-3650 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Please refer to Dallas Police case number 248432-2016.
Victim: Demarcus (X-Man) Washington
CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION
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. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Updated Post: October 17, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.
The officer involved in the shooting incident on Brownlee Avenue is Senior Corporal Robert McMillin Jr. badge #7246. He is a W/M and a 21 year veteran of the Department assigned to the South Central Investigative Unit.
Updated Post: October 15, 2016 @ 11:30 a.m.
On October 14, 2016, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Dallas police officers were conducting a property crime investigation in the 300 block of East Brownlee Avenue. During the course of the investigation, an officer observed a shooting in progress. The officer confronted the shooting suspect, George Zapata L/M/24, and identified himself as a police officer and was immediately engaged by gunfire. The officer, in plain clothes driving an unmarked police vehicle, returned fire striking the suspect halting the shooter. Three males where transported to a local hospital where the suspect and one of his victims were pronounced deceased. The second victim shot by the suspect is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.
The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue for treatment. He has since been released and is currently recuperating at home. This incident is reported under case number 247294-2016
Original Post: October 14, 2016, @9:00 p.m.
On October 14, 2016, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Dallas police officers where conducting a property crime investigation in the 300 block of East Brownlee Avenue. During the course of the investigation, an officer observed a shooting in progress. The officer confronted the suspect and was immediately engaged by gun fire. The officer returned fire striking the suspect halting the shooter. Three males where transport by Dallas Fire and Rescue to a local hospital in unknown conditions. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to a local hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue. This is an ongoing and active investigation. More details will be released at the available and appropriate time.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is this Saturday, October 15, 2016. Several roads around the NorthPark Mall will be closed for this event beginning at 7:45 a.m. Roads should be back open by 10:00 a.m. If you are travelling in this area expect delays or seek alternate routes.
The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect pictured below. On Sunday, October 2, 2016 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the suspect forced entry into the Martin Luther King Center located at 2922 Martin Luther King Boulevard and took a 60-inch LG plasma television. The pictured suspect limps on his right leg when walking.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T. French of the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative unit at 214-671-0112. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 237372-2016.
Come join us on Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Dallas Baptist University (3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy) for the last “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair of 2016. Dallas Baptist University staff has been integral in the planning of this fun and free, family-friendly event. There will be more than 50 vendors on hand to provide free services and information to the public. Some of our vendors include Dallas Animal Services, DART Police Department, Head Start, The Family Place, and Cease the Grease. Walgreens will also be onsite providing free flu shots (while supplies last). Stop by to meet Southwest Division Deputy Chief Martinez and the local Neighborhood Police Officers.