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Whiskey Distillery Donates Hundreds of Gallons of Sanitizer to First Responders

Published: April 14 DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) - A Waco based whiskey distillery is providing sanitizer to North Texas first responders as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. The Balcones Distillery delivered 400 gallons of sanitizer to the Dallas Police Association, Plano Police Department, and the Dallas Fire Fighters Association on Tuesday. “We’re really happy to be able to get [sanitizer] into the hands of people on the front line,” said Balcones CMO, Jonathan Rogers. “There heroes that are first responders and healthcare profes...

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Donation by former Ranger Derek Holland helps feed Dallas PD officers

Published: April 11 DALLAS ( - Dallas Police Department officers stationed in West Oak Cliff were treated to some barbecue thanks to a donation from former Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland. Holland and philanthropist Amy Simmons donated thousands of dollars to the Assist the Officer Foundation. The ATO turned around and put that money back into the community by using the donation to support a local restaurant and feed its officers. "We're humbled that people think enough about us during these times when they're dealing with...

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Dallas Police Officers Benefitting From ‘Mindfulness Training’ During Anxious Times

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police shootings like the incident in Houston on Mondaycan add to the anxiety of officers everywhere. About 150 Dallas Police officers are getting unique “mindfulness training” to keep their brains healthy while dealing with the stresses that come from working in law enforcement. It was after the July 7, 2016 sniper attack in downtown Dallas that some donations were directed to special training for officers devoted to brain health. The training helps officers manage their reactions to stress through sce...

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