Officer Kirk Benners received the Police award. He was nominated by Lt. Pamela Starr of the Northeastern patrol division and his award was presented by Deputy Chief Andrew Acord. Officer Benners has been with the Dallas Police Department since 2007 and was cited for his 660 arrests and 2,700 citations.
The Fire-Rescue award was received by Fire Rescue Officer Dennis Richter and was presented by Fire Rescue Officer David Monjares. Officer Richter has been with the Dallas Fire Department 15 years and currently serves at station 48 on Northwest Highway. His wife, Kimberly, has also been with the Fire Department for 10 years and serves at station 41 on Preston Rd. He was cited for his long tenure and his dedication to service.
Both received plaques and a cash award.
Chief Andrew Acord, Officer Kirk Benners, Fire Rescue Officer Dennis Richter, Fire Rescue Officer David Monjares, and Brent Basden