DALLAS – Dan Patrick, Texas Lt. Governor, followed through on his promise to the Dallas peace officers and the Assist the Officer Foundation, delivering a check for $45,000 he raised in support of the families of fallen and wounded officers. The Lt. Governor presented the check in Dallas Tuesday at a news conference that included Frederick Frazier, Chairman of the Assist the Officer Foundation and Ron Pinkston, President of the Dallas Police Association.
“On the night of Thursday, July 7 the eyes of the world were focused on a horrific tragedy. The targeted killing of 5 police officers.
“I arrived in Dallas in the early morning hours to talk to fellow officers, families, and friends of those heroes who gave their lives that night. I spent much of the next week attending services, visiting with grieving families.
“The Assist the Officer Foundation exists to help the families of fallen and wounded officers. I spoke to Fred directly and pledged to help support their fundraising.
“The funerals and memorial services are over. Dallas Police Department has returned to the routine work they do around the clock – serving and protecting.
“To the men and women who wear a badge, I say: we’ve got your back.
“To the families of the fallen, I say: the memory of your loved one, the sacrifice he made, will not be forgotten. Not by me, and not by a grateful city and a grateful state.
“My wife Jan and I made the first contribution. This check represents the contributions of many more who stand with law enforcement in Dallas, in Texas, and around the world.”