Volume 56 Issue 05 Sr. Cpl.

Sherri Jeffrey April 9, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:
Sergeant Promotions……...1,2

Pro Patria Award…………...3

Severe Storms Strike Dallas………………….…..4,5 Retirements………….……...6

Rock & Roll Half…………….7

On March 27, 2012, Chief David Brown promoted 35 Senior Corporals to the rank of Sergeant. The newest Sergeants are Juan Aguinaga, #7650, Irene Alanis, #8638, Majusta Allen, #7964, Vincent Allis, #7564, Roy Alston, #8438, Pollyanna Ashford, #8032, Robert Bernal, #5884, Laura Browning, #8403, Rodney Choate, #8561, Princess Diggins, #8292, Edwin Ducayet III, #8636, Jose Garcia, #7697, Mark Harris, #7877, Christopher Harry, #5937, Thomas Illingworth, #8631, Emmit Jackson Jr., #8321, Wendi Laake, #7674, Derek McCarter, #8515, Bronc McCoy, #7739, Patricia Mora, #8705, Rocio Munoz, #8004, Brian Payne, #7504, Matthew Peebles, #8105, Adolfo Perez III, #7351, Latoya Porter, #8486, Patricia Reyes, #7385, Brad Riede, #8445, Joshua Sanderlin, #7730, Teena Schultz, #8307, Cindy Smith, #6973, Mark Villarreal, #8253, Christopher Weckenmann, #8663, Theotis Williams Jr., #7993, Matthew Williamson, #8701, Kent Wolverton, #8393. Congratulations! To see pictures of all of the newly promoted sergeants, please visit the Dallas Police Department Facebook page.

City of Dallas Public Information Office 1500 Marilla 4ES Dallas, TX 75201 Publication Number 06/07-27

The Dallas Police News
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Tulisoma, which is Swahili for “we read,” was started in 2003 by former Dallas City Councilman Leo V. Chaney, Jr., as a way of sharing his district’s distinct character while also promoting a love for reading among all ages.

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On March 22, 2012, Chief David Brown, Sgt Dudley Nosworthy, and Senior Corporals

Tulisoma, which Hernandez and Paul Farr traveled to Austin, TX, to accept the Pro Patria Award on Tony behalf is Swahili for “we of the Dallas Police Department and the DPD Military Assistance Program. This award is the highest honor the state can give to an employer. Of the 1200 employers read,” was started in 2003 nominated, only 5 employers were awarded this honor—the Dallas Police Department, The by former Dallas City of Houston, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., SeaWorld San Antonio and Waste Management, Inc. City Councilman Leo V. Chaney, Jr., as a way of sharing his Psychological Test Waiver district’s distinct character whileFor those who have been on military leave without pay for over 30 days while at a school and had to also promoting retake the psychological test during in-processing, through coordinated efforts between DPDMAP a and DPD, officers no longer have to retake the test. Officers will still have to retake the test if on nonlove for readingschool orders over 30 days. among all ages. SPC James Cutbirth, along
with his fellow Texas National Guardsmen, takes aim. The soldiers from the Site Security Team, Charlie Troop, 3-124 Calvary out of Terrell, Texas, are practicing their marksmanship skills in preparation for their deployment to the Horn of Africa. (Photo by SSG Malcolm McClendon NGAT News)

SPC James Cutbirth from the Site Security Team, Task Force Raptor, listens as he is given instruction on rappelling. The soldiers from the Site Security Team are tightening up on their rappelling skills at Fort Bliss in preparation for their deployment to the Horn of Africa. There they will train closely with Air Force Para Rescue Jumpers in personne l and/or sensitive item recovery. (Photo by SSG Malcolm McClendon - NGAT News)

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Severe Storms Strike Dallas
Tulisoma, is Swahili for “we read,” was The majority of the storm updates on South Central came from off-duty officers working at the truck stops. Officer Mark Blalock was working an extra job at the Pilot truck stop on 8787 S. Lancaster Road. He could started in 2003 see debris swirling in the funnel, including a mattress. He did not observe any of the infamous 18 wheelers by former Dallas sky, but he could see the funnel “ripping through the houses in Lancaster,” he said. Even with the in the City Councilman tornados, truck drivers at his location were still trying to drive away. He talked them into evacuating obvious their Leo V. Chaney, trucks and going inside. They all “just grabbed their dogs” and rode out the storm inside the media room portion of the Pilot Truck Stop. He estimates there were about 100 people inside of the Pilot taking cover Jr., as a way of from the storm. There was no damage or injuries reported at this truck stop likely due to his actions. sharing his Officer district’s distinct Anthony Quintanilla was also working off duty nearby at the Flying J Truck Stop at 7425 Bonnie View Road and observed firsthand the oncoming storms . He also gave out numerous updates on the path of character while the storm and gathered people inside of the truck stop into the Walk-In Cooler at the Flying J. Quintanilla also promoting a coordinated with both the manager of the Flying J and the manager of the Denny’s located in the same love for reading building to gather the 75-100 customers into safe places. When the tornado struck the Snyder trucking company next to the Flying J and threw 18 wheelers into the air, Quintanilla decided, “that was my cue to get among all ages.
into the cooler, too.” After the storm passed, Quintanilla drove to the nearby neighborhoods to check on the citizens and direct officers and ambulances to the affected areas. While many Dallas officers worked heroically to assist citizens during this storm, some officers also fell victim to the storm’s destruction. Three officers who live in Lancaster saw their homes destroyed. Assist the Officer is reaching out to officers affected by these tornados. To donate to your fellow officers, please go to www.atodallas.org and click on the DONATE button. Make sure to fill in the COMMENTS/SPECIFY USE OF FUNDS with Tornado Relief fund. Multiple tornados touched down in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The extent of the damage is still unclear, but it was an afternoon of chaos for many in Dallas and the surrounding communities. Several officers sighted tornados throughout the city from the southern portion all the way up which to the Dallas North Tollway and Trinity Mills Road.

Third Watch Central Officer Tim Cordova, blocks off two lanes of traffic northbound 45 while officers work a single vehicle traffic accident. Cordova took this picture of downtown Dallas after the storms had passed. Officers were dispatched to approximately 65 accidents from 1:30pm—8:00pm during the storms.

Off-duty Officer Mark Blalock took this picture of the tornado heading towards the Pilot Truck Stop.

The Dallas Police News
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Tulisoma, which is Swahili for “we read,” was started in 2003 by former Dallas City Councilman Leo V. Chaney, Jr., as a way of sharing his district’s distinct character while also promoting a love for reading among all ages.

The picture to the left was taken by off-duty Officer Anthony Quintanilla of the tornado approaching the Flying J where he was working an extra job. The picture below was taken by Senior Corporal Andrew Sommer from his squad car at Good Latimer east of downtown.

The wall cloud appears to be lowering and rotating at Dallas Executive Airport. Senior Corporal Steven Moore took this picture from Air One’s hangar.

Senior Corporal Andrew Sommer took this picture of the developing storm system by the Central Substation.

The Dallas Police News
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Tulisoma, which is Swahili for “we read,” was started in 2003 by former Dallas City Councilman Leo V. Chaney, Jr., as a way of sharing his district’s distinct character while also promoting a love for reading among all ages.

Dallas Police Department Family, Thank you so very much for the easel spray of flowers you sent to my mother-inlaw’s funeral. She was always very proud of the department and would have been honored to know she was remembered. Lt. Steve Winters, wife Joy and family

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Tulisoma, which is Swahili for “we read,” was started in 2003 by former Dallas Dallas Rock & Roll Half Marathon was held on March 25, 2012, and among the The City Councilman 14,500 runners who entered the race were several DPD employees. First time half Leo V. Chaney,marathoners were Anita Stacy, Jovannie Whitten, John Airaghi, and Moses Juarez. Jr., as a way ofVeteran half marathoners from the department who ran this race included Lori Rangel, sharing his Eduardo Lopez, Deborah Joseph and Irene Arista. For Airaghi, not only was this his district’s distinct half marathon, this was the first official race he has ever run. When he turned 50, first character whilehe decided he needed to run 6 miles. He finished running that distance and while also promotingtalking about it one day at work, Rangel convinced him to run a half marathon. At mile a love for reading during the race, he doubted he could finish it. He began thinking about Larry 11 among all ages. Barreraz and Carmen Ortega and all that they had been through in their struggle with
cancer and this motivated him to cross the finish line. Juarez also had a hard time at mile 11, but he too, managed to finish the race. He might even one day run another half marathon. Congratulations to all who ran! For more information about this race, go to www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/dallas.

Dallas Police Employees Run Rock & Roll Half

John Airaghi of Family Violence running the course.

Anita Stacy of Personnel and Jovannie Whitten of Auto Theft in their “Before” picture at the starting line.

Stacy and Whitten in the “After” picture at Fair Park.

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