OIG Deputy Richard Hale Funeral & Donation Info

From Metroplex C.O.P.S. It is with a heavy heart that we are reporting the loss of former Fort Worth Police Officer, Deputy Inspector General Richard Haley. He succumbed to injuries following a severe car crash in Decatur, Texas. He leaves behind his wife and eight children. His agency and his community are mourning the loss of a very important member of law enforcement and a friend.  For those interested in making donations to the OIG Deputy Richard Hale family: The account can accept dona...
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Fox 7 Article on 18 Fallen Officers

Fox 7 wrote an article on our Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony and the 18 fallen officers that were honored. Please take a moment to review the names and read the article.  Fallen Officers Thomas Ray, Jr., Orange County Sheriff's Office David Gomez, DHS Customs and Border Protection Jerry Walker, Little Elm Police Department Clinton Greenwood, Harris County Constable Precinct 3 Isaac Morales, DHS Customs and Border Protection Shana Tedder, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Miguel ...
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Spectrum News Article on TPOM Ceremony

Spectrum News wrote an article on our Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony:  "We must as a community stand in solidarity with them and we must focus on restoring the respect for law enforcement, not just in Texas, but throughout our entire nation," Abbott said to the crowd. Read the article here
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TPOM Article on Your Basin

Our Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony was featured on YourBasin.com :  "Organizers that helped coordinate the memorial ceremony say they hope gatherings like this remind law enforcement officers and other family members that they have support statewide. 'We always say that we end up being a part of a family that we never wanted to be a part of and a family we never want to leave,' Danielle Story-Stinson, president of the Metroplex Concerns of Police Survivors, said." Read the article ...
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Passing of Officer Charles White

From RoundRockTexas.gov :  "It is with heavy hearts that the Round Rock Police Department announces the passing of Officer Charles Whites on April 27 at Hospice Austin Christopher House. Officer Whites died from injuries sustained on Feb. 25 when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic around the scene of an auto-pedestrian fatality on IH-35 in Round Rock. Officer Whites served the community for 19 years as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and SWAT Negotiator. He is surv...
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Dallas PD Funeral Notice - OFFICER ROGELIO SANTANDER, JR.

Dallas Police Department Funeral Notice POLICE OFFICER ROGELIO SANTANDER, JR., #10934 Funeral services will be held for POLICE OFFICER ROGELIO SANTANDER, JR., #10934, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Lake Pointe Church, 701 East I-30, Rockwall, Texas. Burial will follow the service in the Garden of Honor, at Restland Cemetery. A private Mass will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas. A public visitation will be held the same...
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Candlelight Vigil for Dallas Officers - April 26

A Candlelight Vigil will be held on April 26th at 7:30 PM at Northeast Division Substation, 9915 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238, to come together to support Police Officer Crystal Almeida and honor the memory of Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr.  If you're unable to attend but would like to make a donation to Assist the Officer, we are accepting donations for those affected at www.atodallas.org .  Attendees will need to park in the lot East of the Substation on Northwest Highway o...
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Tribute 7/7 - Dallas City Hall, July 7th, 2017

We will gather in remembrance - On the evening of July 7, 2016, the city of Dallas shook as four Dallas Police Officers and one DART Police Officer were fatally shot during an otherwise peaceful march in downtown Dallas. Nine officers and two civilians were also injured throughout the evening. The city rallied together and provided unprecedented support to first-responders and the families affected. Schedules of Events - Throughout Tribute 7/7, the community’s central event of the anniversary, c...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our fam...
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Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job. The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring. Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible kindness of everyday people toward the less fortunate.” As stat...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind? Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers? It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room." Today, the nation’s law enforce...
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