Knowledge Identifier: &Dallas_Police_Department
Founded in 1881.
Countries: United States (81%), Texas (13%), New York (6%)
Linked to: SWAT, American Broadcasting Company, Fox Broadcasting Company, NBC Sports
According to The Officer Down Memorial Page, between 1892 and 2011, 80 members of the Dallas Police Department died in the line of duty
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
In July 1973, two Dallas police officers investigated a vending machine that had been robbed of eight dollars
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
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
He sued the City of Dallas over that firing but his case was dismissed with prejudice in 2005
The SWAT Operations Unit was featured on a reality series for the A&E Network in 2006 entitled "Dallas SWAT"
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
On June 13, 2015, a man shot at Dallas police headquarters