This prestigious black tie preferred gala, hosted by the Dallas Junior Chamber and the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation, honors the Dallas Police Department’s Rookie of the Year. This event offers a unique opportunity for individuals to mingle with our city’s most elite politicians and civic officials as well as personally thank the officers that daily serve and protect our community. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Assist the Officer Foundation, which provides financial assistance to officers facing loss of income due to a serious injury, life threatening illness, or other catastrophic event.
Keynote Speaker: District Attorney Susan Hawk
Officer Johnny Sides
December 12, 1928 – February 7, 1951
In memory of Officer Johnny Sides, a Dallas Police Officer and Dallas Junior Chamber Member.
Just twenty-one days after graduating fifth in his class at the Dallas Police Academy, Officer Sides was fatally wounded when he and his partner confronted four criminals wanted for violent crimes across four states. Even as he fought for his life from his hospital bed, Officer Sides positively identified all four men involved in the shooting leading to their arrest. Officer Sides, though a DPD Officer for so brief a time, has inspired countless other officers and civilians with his dedication, leadership, sacrifice and resolve. It is in Officer Sides' memory that the Dallas Junior Chamber has had the honor of hosting the Dallas Police Department’s Rookie of the Year Award Gala since 1952.
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Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce
The Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce is the second oldest Junior Chamber Chapter in the world. Not only are we part of a powerful state, national, and international network, but we are some of the first pioneers who helped create that network. For over 90 years, the Junior Chamber has been a force for good in America and around the world.
Be a Part of Our Legacy - We invite you to join us for Monthly Networking Happy Hours' (the third Thursday of the Month), Quarterly General Membership Meetings, and Bimonthly Philanthropy Events. You can find more details on these and our signature events via our website:DallasJuniorChamber.com.