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Hundreds turn out for 2nd Annual Back the Blue in Fort Worth

May 24, 2016 • Around the State

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Hundreds of citizens recently converged on Main Street in downtown Fort Worth to show their support for law enforcement in a march called Main Street Backs the Blue. All proceeds from the event went to Cops for Kids.

The event was created when two strangers separately sent private messages via Facebook to the Fort Worth POA. Mr. Jason Baldwin & Mrs. Nannette Samuelson each had an idea to hold a rally to show support for law enforcement officers. Fort Worth POA linked Jason & Nannette and they sprung into action. Continue Reading »

CLEAT awards Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit for 7000th arrest

May 18, 2016 • Around the State

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CLEAT President Sergeant Todd Harrison and Executive Director Charley Wilkison honored and recognized the Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit for making their 7000th arrest.

At the Price Daniel Building in Austin, the Unit along with their leader, David Maxwell, were given framed certificates commending them for their hard work and heroic efforts.

“It’s not often enough that we praise officers for doing a job well done,” said Harrison.

CLEAT members Byron Wylie and Carlos Lopez receive TOP COPS Award

May 17, 2016 • Around the State

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Officer Byron Wylie

Congratulations to Fort Worth Officer Byron Wylie and Austin Police Officer Carlos Lopez for being named TOP COPS in Washington, DC.

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It was January 29, 2015, when Fort Worth 911 dispatchers received a call from the mother of 40-year-old Grady Wendell King. He had locked himself in his room and the mother was unable to make contact with him. She was worried he might be having a medical emergency and she wasn’t strong enough to force the door open.

Officer Byron Wylie, along with Sgt. Shane Drake and two other officers arrived on the scene. Police had been at this Hildring Drive address before as Grady had a record for previous incidents. Continue Reading »