3-Dec-2021 Source: The DPD Beat
Ross Perot Jr. has always vested interest in assisting the City of Dallas by providing state-of-the-art crime-fighting tools. Approximately one year ago, Mr. Perot Jr. reached out to the city and inquired about the needs of another helicopter. Over the next several months and numerous meetings later, Mr. Perot Jr. graciously donated a Bell 407 Helicopter to the Dallas Police Department.
On December 1, 2021, the donation took place with a landing of the helicopter in front of City Hall and was accepted by Mayor Eric Johnson and Chief of Police Eddie Garcia. “This generous gift from the Ross Perot Jr. Family and Hillwood Aviation will help improve public safety in the City of Dallas,” Chief Garcia stated.
The addition of this helicopter to an existing maturing fleet will immediately provide increased operable capabilities, great critical response, and longer flight times. This will extend beyond the parameters of the department and will be a useful resource for other city departments. The department is thrilled to have Mr. Perot Jr.’s support in working together towards making Dallas the safest city in America.