Lee Harvey Oswald
John F. Kennedy
Ryan Moats
Fox Broadcasting Company
(Media and Entertainment)
Jack Ruby
Jesse Curry
Geoff Edwards
(Movies & TV)

See also

Dallas Police Department

Knowledge Identifier: &Dallas_Police_Department


Dallas Police Department

Principal law enforcement agency serving the city of Dallas, Texas add

Category: Justice-Crime

Founded in 1881.

Countries: United States (81%), Texas (13%), New York (6%)

Main connections: Lee Harvey Oswald, John F. Kennedy, Ryan Moats

Linked to: SWAT, American Broadcasting Company, Fox Broadcasting Company, NBC Sports




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The "' Dallas Police Department,"' established in 1881, is the principal law enforcement agency serving the city of Dallas, Texas add something


According to The Officer Down Memorial Page, between 1892 and 2011, 80 members of the Dallas Police Department died in the line of duty add something


Walt Kuhn (baseball) - Kuhn returned to Dallas, Texas where he joined the Dallas Police Department in July 1919


Jesse Curry - Curry joined the Dallas Police Department as a traffic officer on May 1, 1936, and worked his way up the ranks to become the Chief of Police on January 20, 1960


The best-known instance was the murder of Officer J. D. Tippit by Lee Harvey Oswald, approximately 40 minutes after Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 add something


Geoff Edwards - As a news reporter, Edwards was present in the basement of the Dallas Police Department when Jack Ruby shot suspected John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963


Lee Harvey Oswald - In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in assassinating Kennedy, firing three shots, a conclusion reached by prior investigations carried out by the FBI and Dallas Police Department, yet rejected by much of the U.S. public over the years


In July 1973, two Dallas police officers investigated a vending machine that had been robbed of eight dollars add something


The appellate judges found that Dallas County prosecutors had suppressed evidence and knowingly used perjured testimony to obtain a conviction against Adams for the 1976 slaying add something


Other notable deaths include the murder of Officer Robert W. Wood on November 28, 1976, which was later examined in Errol Morris' documentary, "The Thin Blue Line" add something


The rank captain has not been in use since 1992, however, those who were captains were allowed to keep it as well as those who were demoted from any chief position, as chiefs once demoted must retain their last non-command rank add something


Beginning on December 31, 2001, the local ABC-affiliate, WFAA, began broadcasting a series of investigative reports alleging that hundreds of pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine seized by undercover officers of the DPD Narcotics Division during 2001 were actually not illegal substances add something


In 2003, the Dallas City Manager fired Dallas Police Chief Terrell Bolton, due in part for his Department's lack of oversight of the Narcotics Dept. officers involved in these fake drug arrests add something


In May 2003, Officer Stone's contributions to the history of the department were chosen to be included in a series of bronze plaques, created by New York artist Greg Lefevre, that were installed at the entrance to the newly constructed police headquarters building add something


He sued the City of Dallas over that firing but his case was dismissed with prejudice in 2005 add something


The SWAT Operations Unit was featured on a reality series for the A&E Network in 2006 entitled "Dallas SWAT" add something


Additionally, Senior Corporal Victor Lozada, a motorcycle officer in the Traffic Division, was killed on February 22, 2008, while serving as part of an escort to Senator Hillary Clinton's motorcade near downtown Dallas for a presidential campaign event; Senior Corporal Lozada's funeral was attended by over 4,500 police officers as well as Senator Clinton add something


After Moats' incident with Officer Powell, former Cowboy Zach Thomas acknowledged that Powell was the same officer who handcuffed and jailed his wife Maritza after she was pulled over for making an illegal u-turn in July 2008 add something


Most recently, on January 6, 2009, Senior Corporal Norman Smith, an 18-year veteran, was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant add something


On March 18, 2009, NFL player Ryan Moats's mother-in-law, Jonetta Collinsworth, died from breast cancer add something


In December 2009, Dallas police officers received word that two white men were fighting in the downtown area add something


The Dallas Police Department is portrayed in the 2010 Fox drama series, "The Good Guys", and the 2010 TLC reality TV series, "Police Women of Dallas" add something


Breakdown of the makeup of the rank and file of DPD as of April 2011: add something


Thursday, October 4, 2012, Chief David Brown created a new major rank in between captain and deputy chief add something


There are currently only two captains remaining as of 2013 add something


On June 13, 2015, a man shot at Dallas police headquarters add something


There is currently only one captain remaining as of 2016 add something


Tom Selleck - In the 2016 Presidential election, Selleck didn't support either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, instead writing in former Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown, saying that he was deeply touched by the grace and leadership Brown showed through the 2016 Dallas police shooting


On July 7, 2016, Four Dallas police officers and one DART Police officer were killed and seven other officers were wounded by an armed man in Dallas, Texas add something


There is currently only one captain remaining as of 2018 add something


On September 7, 2018, a Dallas patrol officer was returning home when she accidentally entered the wrong apartment add something


On November 30, 2018, Guyger was indicted on murder charges by a Dallas County grand jury add something