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First Responder Appreciation At Cowboy Stadium – A Collage of Tweets

first_responders_image-e1318974834388  Real_Heroes_logoA Collage of Tweets from Police and Fire Departments at the First Responder Appreciation Day at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX

 

From @ArlingtonPD

First Responder Appreciation Video Shout-Outs

Arlington PD Welcomes all First Responders to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium today.  Over 50 agencies & 600 personnel. youtu.be/ZMD2Ga3NeeA

An @ArlingtonPD  Twitter Shout Out  youtu.be/MbuxOdhrhJI

See APD K9 video Dallas Cowboys First Responder Appreciation Day   youtu.be/KqNeuDtP-yA

APD Motors Unit welcomes you 2 First Responder Appreciation Day. Go Dallas Cowboys  youtu.be/8lnF8xQHkks

Arlington PD North District Officers say Go Dallas Cowboys  youtu.be/wv-yyQWr_fY

The Plaques

These are the plaques that Interim Police Chief Will Johnson will present to Fallen Officer. Families at 7 pm.  pic.twitter.com/INvoGzk6

Interim Police Chief Johnson speaking with the families of fallen Officers Jillian Smith & Craig Story  pic.twitter.com/6F0As0ox

Jillian Smith’s family & Craig Story’s family being honored on field.  pic.twitter.com/JRwN8Irs

True Heroes being honored Dallas Cowboys Stadium.   Jillian, Craig & Don We miss you all pic.twitter.com/sAKs0cj7

Tweets

Hundreds of police & fire arriving at Dallas Cowboys Stadium for First Responder Appreciation Day  pic.twitter.com/xbPWH69m

Rehearsing for the Cowboys half-time presentation! Don’t forget to watch over 600 officers/50 agencies on field pic.twitter.com/3sjQ25HK

Assistant Police Chiefs welcome all First Responders youtu.be/efJXBN86CV4

Sergeant Cook &Officer McDonnell with Dallas Cowboys – Rowdy. ‘Stay tuned  for updates throughout game tonight’. pic.twitter.com/lLtxzZLJ

Look at these hundreds of First Responders at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Lets go Cowboys!  pic.twitter.com/rmbi07xm

Joint Honor Guard made up of Arlington PD Arlington FD and Customs Border Patrol Officers & Fire presenting Colors  pic.twitter.com/Dt0QJtuf

All 600 participants are gearing up for show time! Watch our half time performance honoring First Responders pic.twitter.com/BGDSotuf

Hundreds of Police Officers & Firefighters take the field on First Responder Appreciation Day  pic.twitter.com/hPLWKcrH

Thank you Dallas Cowboys for inviting all First Responders two the stadium. It was truly an honor to be a part of #Heroes pic.twitter.com/jbEfxBGJ

Here’s a preview of the Half Time Show First Responder Appreciation Day from one of our sergeants in stands youtu.be/8MtHKuvKhwo

 

Thank You

Thank you @DallasPD @fortworthpd @CustomsBorder @carrolltontxpd @LewisvilleFire @ArlingtonTxFire @CorpusChristiPD @tarrantcountyso for today

Thank you @IrvingPD @DENTONPD @GarlandPD @gppdtx @GrapevinePolice @HurstPoliceDept @richardsonpd for coming out for First Responder Day

 

From @DallasPD

Dallas Police Department Officers and several agencies gather for a briefing for Law Enforcement appreciation. pic.twitter.com/ECIwKyNzDallas Police Officers assemble on the star in the end zone at Dallas Cowboy Stadium. pic.twitter.com/Z1TARbk4Bagpipes gracefully rehearsing, in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. yfrog.com/5vh27nnlsmxsordghvrtlhcqzDallas Police Officers waiting there turn at Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. fb.me/1pJMMvJto

Great rehearsal for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Cowboy Stadium. pic.twitter.com/YkSEiwvZ

Lunch time for officers at Cowboy Stadium for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. fb.me/2mjx0ChY

Lunch time for officers at Cowboy Stadium for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. fb.me/220oEfAAb

If you wish to join the fine men and women of The Dallas Police Department the recruit team are at Plaza East. pic.twitter.com/qvwPk2ud

The Dallas Police Department Recruit Team are at Plaza East at Cowboys Stadium until the 3rd quarter. pic.twitter.com/QV2vdbb5

Rowdy visiting with the Recruit Team at Plaza East at Cowboys Stadium. pic.twitter.com/kdCiU3Nn

Rowdy and The Dallas Police Department Recruit Team at Plaza East at Cowboys Stadium. pic.twitter.com/xBIWRFNg

First Responders in staging area before heading out to the field for the halftime show. pic.twitter.com/Cd2kQ5M2

Members of the Dallas Police Department Honor Guard after halftime appearance. Great job from everyone involved. pic.twitter.com/s1aRWoHo

 

From @ArlingtonTXFire

Enjoying First Responder Appreciation Day at Cowboys Stadium.  pic.twitter.com/Pt1UErgY

Family of Don Hogg. AFD Firefighter lost in the line of duty. They will be honored tonight at pregame ceremony. pic.twitter.com/iavWbY9g

The plaque awarded to the family of fallen Firefighter Don Hogg.  pic.twitter.com/IK6aPnkr

Fire Chief Don Crowson with the Don Hogg family, Jennifer and Dylan on the big screen!  pic.twitter.com/vElPvuVZ

Awesome job tonight. Thanks to all Public Safety represented. Pipe and Drum teams…very,very nice! GO Cowboys! pic.twitter.com/umMaTTiT

 

From @Carrolltonpdtx

Carrollton PD Honor Guard members are at the Dallas Cowboys game today for First Responder Appreciation Day. They will be participating in opening and halftime ceremonies. fb.me/MocQYnbt

More Carrollton officers are joining hundreds of police officers and firefighters from across Texas to be recognized. fb.me/1XjQhmE0k

From @LewisvilleFire

Lewisville FD participating in First Responder Appreciation Day during Cowboy game pic.twitter.com/71Jaxlt0

Lewisville FD Pipes and Drums preparing to play halftime at Cowboys game  pic.twitter.com/nKHkdzGJ

Thanks to @dallascowboys and @ArlingtonPD and @ArlingtonTxFire for a great event

From @DentonPD

Headed to the Cowboy game tonight? You will see 600 1st Responders from 50 different agencies. DentonPD will have officers there also.

Two of Denton PDs Honor Guard during practice pic.twitter.com/5X7MXna5

 

A Couple Others

@gppdtx:  Pre-game practice for the First Responder Appreciation Day at Cowboys Stadium tonight vs. the Eagles GO COWBOYS!!! pic.twitter.com/76Nifirf

@RichardsonPD:  Richardson PD represented at First Responder appreciation night – Cowboys Stadium. Thank you to all First Responders. pic.twitter.com/WMP3KkMm

 

And from the @DallasCowyboys

Honoring first responders at tonight’s game. Thank you for your service pic.twitter.com/cALP2ca8

 

#Arlington man to spend 40 years in Jail after killing Ex-Wife

An Arlington man used a sledgehammer to break down his ex-wife’s door before fatally shooting her.
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.@DallasPD Calls – November 16, 2012

Dallas Police Calls (via Twitter – @DallasPD)

As with tweetalong/call transcript – The times listed below are the times in which the tweet was received and does not necessarily correspond with the actual time of the call.

11:00 am:  7628: 1200 Compton Street body found in a creek.

Unexplained Death – 1200 Compton Street fb.me/1XPOV9k79

11:25 am:  5840: officers heading to a disturbance where male fighting female in apt complex in the 7900 MD Love Frwy.

11:39 am:  5840: we are taking one into custody for family violence assault. Male Suspect assaulted his live in girlfriend.

11:50 am:  7628: unidentified male found deceased in creek bed 1200 Compton by an officer investigating area for illegal dumping.

02:37 pm:  5840: On a call with male sniffing paint and causing a disturbance at a thrift store at Jefferson and Llewellyn. He says he is hiighh.

02:47 pm:  5840: Suspect is going to City Detention Center for public intoxication.

02:59 pm:  5840:Robbery occurring at 113 E. Jefferson/family dollar. Suspect is demanding money from the clerk. Clerk unable to open register. Suspect fled.

03:02 pm:  5840: officers are driving the area looking for a B/M  suspect tall slim, carrying a gun wearing white cap, sunglasses, black pants and camo boots.

03:10 pm:  5840: another Robbery has just occurred on Zang Blvd. Suspect pointed a gun and demanded money.   Suspect wearing blue sweater and blue jeans.

03:13 pm:  5840: Suspect on Zang robbery is driving a blue PT Cruise. Air-One in the air assisting in search. May have Suspect in sight.

 

Fourth Anual “Over the Edge” Benefit for Special Olympics via @DallasPD

Source via @DallasPD

4th Over the Edge benefit 4 Special Olympics. SWAT belaying those brave enough 2 rappel over side of bank bldg. pic.twitter.com/yqZTcIS

SWAT assisting rappeller. Going on now @ Bank of America on 12th Street. pic.twitter.com/NinUF0z8

Over the Edge fundraiser going on until 5:30 pm. pic.twitter.com/rOi3OaEy

89 people expected to rappel BOA building. yfrog.us/5fco8ymwzpsucr…

High winds make the rappelling a challenge. pic.twitter.com/hmdHNWB3

SWAT assisting rappelers on the roof. pic.twitter.com/AUZOkjgY

news station interviewing one of the athletes pic.twitter.com/NZofJFT0

Constable Beth Villarreal is going over the edge around noon.

Teaching rappel basics to folks about to rappel from building. pic.twitter.com/rqdd3qB9

Demo of rappel positioning pic.twitter.com/6jK1gs4J

From the roof of the BOA building, rappelers are going 16 stories down. pic.twitter.com/YLZvUm52

Over the Edge is biggest fundraiser 4 Special Olym. Exper. Rappelers and 1st time rappelers are participating. pic.twitter.com/Lb1in4az

Chief Dye of Grand Prairie PD is about to rappel. pic.twitter.com/knySsjWA

Chief Dye and Josh prepare to rappel pic.twitter.com/8wsF2pRO

Chief Dye going over. pic.twitter.com/9RE1QWGS

Staging area where each person outfitted. pic.twitter.com/1WNnLfmV

 

#Tweetalong w/ @ArligntonPD – Nov 09, 2012

08:30 pm:  Sgt Cook and Ofc McDonnell are all ready to go! pic.twitter.com/0WE6bPnw

08:34 pm:  As officers go in-service they check their patrol car. We R in Tahoe tonight. Make sure lights work, no damage, log on pic.twitter.com/kDVl01y9

08:49pm: Enroute to an investigation call

09:01 pm:  the call stated that there was a man walking around w/a cut hand. Officers checked area & could not locate the subject.

09:14 pm: We are on an ‘onview’ call with a citizen. He had a concern of possible suspicious activity going on at a park.

09:22 pm:  Everything ok at location. We will pass along his concerns to the Sergeant over that area.

09:25 pm: Assisting another officer on an invest call.

09:32 pm:  Appeared suspect assaulted a security guard at a local Restaurant/bar.

09:41 pm:  Tell all your followers to join us. We are just shy from 5,000. We will be doing contests next week w/ @SixFlagsOverTX tickets

09:45 pm: enroute to invest call involving a possible weapon

{@ArlingtonPD is in unit 860 tonight}

10:03 pm:  Sgt Robinson talking to Sgt Cook about the call. Unable to locate suspect. pic.twitter.com/CrtujTWK

10:04 pm:  on another call in the same area. Will have more details to follow.

10:15 pm:  caller called abt a possible prowler. There was no prowler- it was the property owner walking around the apt complex.

10:21 pm:  BOLO – be on the lookout- s/b 360 from I20, a blue sedan speeding & weaving on roadway.

10:22 pm:  Did you know that we receive BOLOs throughout the day? People call in to report reckless driving & possible intoxicated drivers

10:47 pm:  on our way to a domestic disturbance

10:59 pm:  On scene domestic  where two males were fighting. The other make took off before our arrival. pic.twitter.com/BVno9itT

11:11 pm:  officers located the possible suspect in the domestic a few blocks away. pic.twitter.com/iBbFP9Qb

11:13 pm:  Suspect is arrested for assault family violence and public intoxication. pic.twitter.com/2Z8ETikg

11:32 pm:  on our way to back an officer on traffic stop- possible DWI

11:57 pm:  Driver was arrested for suspicion of DWI by DWI Enforcement Officer Brown. pic.twitter.com/Q4ZNmgF1

11:58 pm:  Reminder. If you decide to go out and drink & drive you never know when ArlingtonPD might be behind you.  pic.twitter.com/bkXHuyRA

{if u think someone’s safety is in jeopardy due to unsafe driving please contact 911 – via @arlingtonpd}

12:25 am:  enroute to a shots fired investigation call

12:44 am:  Sgt Swoope informed Sgt Cook that officers located shell casings and believe suspect shot rounds in air pic.twitter.com/0Wuue3s9

12:57 am:  onscene at a ‘hold up alarm’ call and ended up being a theft of beer call. Suspect not onscene. pic.twitter.com/hDFoz8EX

01:14 am:  We are checking out on a real quick 40. Anyone know what 40 means?

01:22 am:  40 is code for meal break. ArlingtonPD doesn’t use a lot of codes. We are typically plain language on radio

01:56 am:  Back inservice!

02:09 am:  enroute to assist an officer on an investigation.

02:29 am:  officers observed 2 males trying to fight one another in parking lot. One was arrested for PI & resisting pic.twitter.com/YqDuZjmj

02:41 am:  it’s about that time to go 10-7 (end of shift). Thank u for following us tonight. C ya at the next one!

 

NBC5 Investigates: Distractions While Driving for Police Officers in N. Texas

According to an investigation done by NBC5 – Investigates, There are have been 18 crashes with the Arlington PD and 15 with the Fort Worth PD in the last couple of years.  Other departments across North Texas have also shown a relatively high number of crashes.  These crashes have been mostly due to distractions in the Police Cars – mainly there on-board computers.  Policy changes have been made that severely limit the use of these computers while driving.  One button responses are allowed, but anything more requires that the officer pull over.  In the past many departments simply urged officers to pull over for when texting more than one button responses; Now, it has become enforceable policy for many departments.
Scott Friedman, Eva Parks, Peter Hull, and Shane Allen contributed to the investigation report
Read the Three Part Series:

Distractions Lead to Frequent Police Crashes in Texas

Arlington Police Changing Driving Policy Following NBC 5 Investigation

Fort Worth Police Ban Typing While Driving

#Tweetalong with the @ArlingtonPD Tonight at 7pm

Join the department that one an award for “Best use of Social Media” in 2012 on a Virtual Ride-Along.   @arlingtonpd will be doing a night shift #tweetalong  from 7pm till 3am.  Learn what officers do during a shift  in the safety of your home.

A transcript of tonight tweetalong will be posted here on our blog and transcripts from previous ArlingtonPD tweetalongs can also be found under the category Tweetalong – arlington PD

“See” you all tonight 🙂

Blog Talk Radio – Swingman with Alex Allred & Captain Marshal Allen

Today we had, Alex Allred and Captain Marshall Allen (of the Fort Worth Fire Department), the authors of the book Swingman on our Blog Talk Radio Show.  You can listen to the show Here.

The book highlights  Captain Allen’s early years and how he was shuffled from home to home with in the foster care system when, time and time again he was rejected due to ethnicity.  It talks of his struggle with depression and how an accident, that left him a quadriplegic, changed his life forever.  The book also talks about how Captain Allen & Alex Allred came to meet and how Ms. Allred (who knows a good story when she sees one) came to write what would become a book about Captain Allen’s life.

Captain Allen is truly an amazing and incredible guy who reaches out to help others,   through his own difficult experiences.  He continues to work with the Fort Worth Fire Department and to motivate others.

Swingman is a book that you will definitely want to read.  It is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble and can also be gotten on Kindle .

Alex Allred and Captain Allen are currently working on another book called “How To Be A Man” which is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2013.

Authors of Swingman to be on DFW Alerts Blog Talk Radio November 07 at 2pm

Come join us at 2pm: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dfwalerts/2012/11/07/dfw-alerts-news-weather-and-traffic

 

Captain Allen hasCaptain Marshall Allen and Alex Allred the authors of the book “Swingman” (also made into a documentary about the life of Captain Allen after a “freak” bike accident left him paralyzed) will be on  our Blog Radio Show (November 07, 2012) at 2pm.

been with the Fort Worth Fire Department since about 1970 working as a swingman (a person who goes from station to station as needed).  He says that not everyone likes to do the job as swingman, but for him – He Loved It.  After his injury, Captain Allen continued to work for the Fort Worth Fire Department making it up the ranks to captain.  He is also a motivational speaker.  he hopes to be an an inspiration, particularly to young men, on how to conduct oneself and “How to be a Man”

If you would like to call into the show to speak to Captain Allen or Ms. Allred or ask a question you may do so at:  646-716-8898 (Because of limited space on phone lines, we ask that you only call this number if you wish to speak to the authors or ask a question).

Arlington Police to Change Driving Policy.

An NBC5 Investigative reports reveals 18 crashes in three years caused by usage of  computer system while driving.

Arlington Police Changing Driving Policy Following NBC 5 Investigation

 

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