Described as the Oscars for the Dallas Police Department, more than 600 gathered to attend the 35th annual Friends of Dallas Police Banquet held Monday (Nov.6) at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The stars of the evening were the 115 police officers and non-sworn employees honored for their strong leadership, courage and exceptional service demonstrated throughout the past year. Not only were Medals of Valor and Life Saving Awards presented, but top honors were announced for Officer of the Year, Supervisor … read more
Tuesday, November 1, at the 34th annual Friends of the Dallas Police Awards Banquet, former Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown, along with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Interim Chief of Police David Pughes and other community leaders honored 140 outstanding police officers and employees. Awards were given for the following categories: Medal of Valor, Meritorious Conduct, Police Commendation, Life Saving, Police Shield and Bureau awards. Top award winners included John T. McCarthy Officer of the Year, Senior Corporal James … read more
These videos were originally posted on NBC – DFW and on Fox News. During our latest annual banquet, we made special commemorations to the current and fallen officers and their families. This was done in remembrance of the downtown attacks this past July.
On Tuesday, October 27, Friends of the Dallas Police recognized 181 sworn officers and non-sworn staff members of the Dallas Police Department for their outstanding service to the Dallas community. Awards were given for the following categories: Medal of Valor, Meritorious Conduct, Police Commendation, Life Saving, Police Shield and Bureau awards. Many awardees know before the banquet that they are winners, but six award winners – including Reserve Officer, Field Training Officer, Supervisor, Departmental Non-Sworn Employee and Departmental Officer of … read more