Author: Joe Sherwood, Jeff Anastasio
Fort Worth officer shot while working undercover
The Fort Worth police officer, identified as Garrett Hull by FWPD, was conducting surveillance on three robbery suspects when he was shot. A fellow officer on the scene rushed officer Hull to JPS Hospital in his police car.
Since 2003, the Star of Texas Award has recognized the brave men and women who gave their lives or sustained serious injuries in the line of duty. On September 11, 2018, Officer Rogelio Santander Jr., Officer Crystal Almeida, Officer Juan Hernandez Jr., and Senior Corporal Robert McMillian Jr., were acknowledged for their line of duty service by Governor Greg Abbott and were honored with the Star of Texas Award.
Officer Crystal Almeida was seriously injured in the line of duty on April 24, 2018 while attempting to arrest a suspect. Officer Almeida has protected and served the Dallas community for three years.
Officer Juan Hernandez Jr. was seriously injured in the line of duty on January 4, 2016 while searching the vehicle of a suspect. Officer Hernandez has protected and served the Dallas community for fourteen years.
Senior Corporal Robert McMillan Jr. was seriously injured in the line of duty on October 14, 2016 while apprehending an active shooter. Senior Corporal McMillan has protected and served the Dallas community for twenty-two years.
Officer Rogelio Santander Jr. gave his life in the line of duty on April 24, 2018 while attempting to arrest a suspect. Officer Santander protected and served his community for three years. He was 26-years-old.
During the ceremony yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott stated, “Today, Texas honors the extraordinary few, those who have demonstrated the character and the courage to repeatedly put their lives on the line.” The Dallas Police Department stands with Governor Abbott in honoring our heroes for their service and sacrifice.
Obtained from The DPD Beat
In April 2018, there was an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred at a house on Marcell Avenue in Dallas. The following day we received an anonymous tip about activity at that house and within a few days of that we received an outcry from an individual who detailed prostitution and possible human trafficking occurring at that house. The individual identified as the leader of the criminal activities is a man by the name of Tremont Blakemore. The Dallas Police Department’s High-Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit and the Narcotics Interdiction Unit initiated a joint investigation into Blakemore’s activity. Continue reading
Doug Shadel with Neil Wertheimer
Greg Reid, Prop Stylist: Brian Byrne/AARP
BRETT JOHNSON IS AN IMPOSING and charismatic ex-con whom the U.S. Secret Service once dubbed the “Original Internet Godfather.” His criminal masterstroke? Creating “Shadowcrew,” one of the first online forums where bad guys could safely buy guns, stolen credit cards, Social Security numbers and every drug imaginable. But Shadowcrew was shut down by federal agents in 2004, and for the next decade Brett was in and out of prison. At one point he went on a four-month run from the law, funded by roughly $500,000 he stole from ATMs. That landed him on the Secret Service’s “Most Wanted” list.
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On September 5, 2018, the Dallas Police Department hosted the very first North Texas Law Enforcement Community Engagement Summit at the Briscoe Carpenter Center at Dallas Fair Park. This event featured community members, vendors, law enforcement, and criminal justice specialists all coming together to discuss and strategize best practices in community engagement. Continue reading
Dallas To Boost Starting Salary, Give Across-The-Board Raises To First Responders « CBS Dallas
September 5, 2018 at 9:34 pm
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After losing hundreds of police officers and firefighters over the years, the city of Dallas is about to boost starting salaries and give a three-percent raise across the board to current first responders.
TIPS ON PREVENTING CARJACKING
Compiled by Manuel Valadez Jr.
Carjacking is a violent crime that has been on a dramatic increase. Most local and state criminal codes don’t define “carjacking.” It’s reported as either auto theft or armed robbery. Though carjackings can occur anytime, a large number appear to take place during the late night hours. Carjacking isn’t just a problem in large cities – it happens in suburbs, small towns, and rural areas. Carjackers look for the opportunity. They don’t choose victims by sex, race, or age. Continue reading
The latest report on the NW crime reduction initiative can be viewed on the link below.
$Keeping Dallas Safe
On August 29, 2018, the Dallas Police Department hosted its first Human Trafficking Symposium at The Briscoe Center located inside Dallas Fair Park. Police Chief U. Renee Hall opened the symposium welcoming featured panelists and attendees. Assistant Chief Paul Stokes stood to give the background on the event and introduce the symposiums guest host Sana Syed. Continue reading
Written By Maria Halkias
Five members of “one of the most ruthless gangs on the streets” have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the armed robbery of a western wear store in Dallas earlier this year