JUNE 4h, 2024
2024 Dallas police Department Appreciation Scholarship Award
Opening Remarks

Sam Lee

President of NTKACC

Korean American Chamber of Commerce North Texas is thrilled to welcome you to the 16th Annual Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Dallas Korean Community to honor the Dallas Police Department (DPD).
Today, we celebrate the achievements and sacrifices of four outstanding DPD officers and recognize the academic accomplishments of seven DPD scholarship recipients.
This event highlights our deep appreciation for the DPD’s unwavering support of the Korean community. Established in the early 1970s by Korean immigrants, our community has grown into a significant part of Dallas, thanks to the steadfast protection provided by the DPD.
We hope this tradition continues to strengthen the bond between the DPD and the Korean community, fostering a legacy of mutual respect and collaboration. The Dallas Korean Community pledges to maintain our close relationship with the DPD and to work together in creating a better and safer environment.
Once again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the DPD for their relentless efforts and sacrifices.
Best regards,


Eric L. Johnson

Dallas Mayor

As Mayor of Dallas, it is my pleasure to welcome the attendees of the 16th Annual Appreciation and Scholarship Award Luncheon organized by the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce.
Our law enforcement officers selflessly serve the people of Dallas with valor, dedication, and strength. Every day, they put themselves in harm’s way to promote public safety and provide vital services to our community.
It is important for us all to express our gratitude for the countless contributions made by our officers – and their families – which has added to the security and well-being of our great city. Everyone deserves to live in a safe and thriving community.
Congratulations to the award recipients, and I hope you have a wonderful and joyous event!
Best regard

Appreciation REMARKS

Kwangheon Doh

Head of Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Dallas


I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the police officers and families who have joined us for today’s event, hosted by the Greater DFW Korean American Chamber of Commerce. I would also like to congratulate the scholarship awardees on their remarkable accomplishments.

Today’s event is an opportunity to express our deep gratitude to the hardworking officers of the Dallas Police Department, who have dedicated themselves to keeping our lives safe and protecting our community. Your efforts ensure that we can enjoy our daily lives in safety and peace. Without your sacrifices and commitment, the stability we experience today would be unimaginable.

The scholarship for the children of police officers is a small token of our appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication. These awards serve as a testament to the Chamber’s commitment to investing in the education of future leaders. My sincere congratulations go to the students and their families. Awardees, you should be very proud of your parents. They truly deserve to be honored in the community.

We wish you and your families continued happiness and peace.

Harrison L. Blair

President & CEO
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, I am delighted to extend our heartfelt
congratulations to the Korean American Chamber of North Texas on the occasion of the 16th Annual Dallas Police Department Appreciation Luncheon Banquet and Scholarship Award.
We are immensely proud of the incredible work you do in our community, fostering collaboration, recognition, and support for our dedicated police officers.
Your commitment to honoring outstanding officers and providing scholarships to our youth not only exemplifies the spirit of community and service but also aligns perfectly with our shared values and goals.
This event celebrates the hard work and dedication of our police force and invests in the future of our young generation, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and contribute positively to our society.
The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce is honored to join you in celebrating this remarkable achievement and the positive impact it will have on our community.
Once again, congratulations on this significant milestone.
We are truly grateful for our partnership and eagerly look forward to continuing our collaboration.
Together, we can further enhance the prosperity and well-being of our community.

In service,

Keynote Speech

Eddie Garcia

Chief of Dallas Police Department

On behalf of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department I extend my sincere gratitude to the Korean American Chamber of Commerce North Texas, Korean American Development and Advancement Foundation, Korean Women’s Association of North Texas and Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Dallas. Each year, I am grateful for your continued support of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department, and your continued investment in our DPD family, and the future of Dallas. It takes the entire community working together to make Dallas safer. Partnerships like ours make our city stronger. Thank you for all you do in your support of law enforcement. The Dallas Police Department looks forward to continuing our work, and the things we will do together to further support the great City of Dallas.
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Koreyan Black

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Charles Park

President of NTX Council of K-Elders