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Two APD Officers Honored by Governor with Star of Texas Award

The Arlington Police Department was recognized on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in the State Capitol by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Two APD Officers received the prestigious Star of Texas Award in Austin. This distinguished award honors Peace Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical First Responders who are seriously injured or killed…

Five Arlington Police Officers Honored at State Capitol

Five Arlington Police Officers were honored today at the State Capitol in Austin by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a variety of outstanding police work. Deputy Chief Tarrick McGuire received the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Public Service. Lieutenant Kyle Dishko received the Texas Commission…

APD Honored For Work With Youth

Investing in the lives of the next generation is something the Arlington Police Department takes to heart. The APD works with many groups throughout the city to make that impact and today the Arlington Alliance for Youth along with First Rate Living honored Officer Jeff Lee and Sharon Jones of…

Police Memorial Service Honors Fallen Officers

The Arlington Police Department held its annual Police Memorial Service to honor its eight fallen officers. The event honored the brave service and sacrifice of Officers James Evan Johnson, Gary D. Harl, Terry Lynn Lewis, Jerry J. Crocker, Craig Hanking, Joseph Cushman, Craig Gordon Story and Jillian Michelle Smith. Police Chief…

Cultural Celebration Involves Health and Safety

Colorful art, music and cuisine are important parts of the Asian culture and this year’s annual festivities also involved public safety. The Asian Egg Roll Festival took center stage at the Ben Thanh Plaza in the East Police District last month. In addition to entertainment and food, the weekend also included lots of…

Feeling Appreciated at First Responder Breakfast

Officers from across the city were recently invited to attend the Third Annual First Responder Appreciation Breakfast hosted by St. Joseph Catholic School. Students served breakfast and juice to patrol officers, firefighters and paramedics. This was their way of showing appreciation for the work we do to help others.“How can we ever adequately thank…