Monthly Archives: November 2012

First Responders Appreciation Day

(Special Event) The Dallas Cowboys will host First Responders Appreciation Day during this Sunday’s Game against the Philadelphia Eagles. From a pre-game ceremony to honor fallen officers to a half-time show with hundreds of law enforcement and first responders from around the state, Sunday December 2 is officially First Responders Appreciation Day at Cowboy Stadium. The Arlington Police and Fire Departments are among those participating in the event. 

There will be about 600 First Responders taking part in the event consisting of police officers and firefighters from as far away as Corpus Christi. Several state of the art static equipment displays ranging from law enforcement vehicles to fire apparatus will also be on public view at Cowboys Stadium during the event. New Braunfels Police Department is bringing a video trailer that exposes adults and teens to the dangers of driving intoxicated by placing them in a simulator. The equipment displays will be available in both plazas before and during the game.

At the beginning of the game, a Texas Highway Patrol helicopter will conduct a flyover honoring the sacrifices that our fellow men and women in law enforcement and the fire protection service have made. There will also be a pre-game ceremony honoring fallen First Responders from across the region which consists of a slide show on the big screen and a moment of silence. As part of the commemorative ceremony, fallen Arlington Police Officer Jillian Smith and Craig Story will be honored on the field along with fallen Arlington Firefighter Don Hogg.

An exciting half-time show is also planned, consisting of multiple Honor Guards with hundreds of police officers and firefighters taking the field. 

The kickoff for the game starts at 7:30 p.m. however the festivities start well before game time. You can keep up with all of the events throughout the big game by following Arlington Police Department on Twitter @ArlingtonPD # Heroes.


Auto Ped (Dallas)

Major Accident – Auto vs. Pedestrian (Dallas) – I35 Southbound at 8th St. – Dallas Sheriff’s Department deputies are responding to a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian major accident. Deputies are reporting the entrance ramp from 8th St. to I35 Southbound is blocked by Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) at this time. One individual is being transported by DFR at this time.

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