Grand Prairie Historical Organization
August 2010 Volume XXI
Our meeting is August 19th 11:30am @ the new Public Safety Building (Grand Prairie Police Department) at 1525 Arkansas Ln., Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. The meeting will be held in the Community Room on the second floor.
Come to the front lobby on the east side of the building and
proceed to the Community Room, second floor, via stairs or elevator. For those that want to have lunch we are going to the Summit afterwards and ordering individually from the menu they
If you have questions about that menu please contact the Summit directly at
972-237-4141. Please RSVP to Angela Giessner 972-262-5151 if you plan on attending.
OUR SPEAKER FOR AUGUST 19TH WILL BE: Sgt. Eric Hansen
Officer Hansen is a long-time resident of Grand Prairie, from a family with deep roots in the community, dating back to 1917. He is a 1985 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and a 23-year veteran of the Grand Prairie Police Department where he holds the rank of Sergeant and supervises the department's Traffic Division. Eric's interest in law enforcement began at age 18 when he joined the police department's Law En- forcement Explorer Post where he quickly rose to the rank of Captain in that organiza- tion. By age 19 he was hired by the department as a dispatcher, where he worked un- til being hired as a police officer at age 21. Eric enjoys travel and taking photographs of fire apparatus and is a regular columnist in the fire service publication Fire Apparatus Journal. Eric has also contrib- uted several articles and hundreds of photographs to many other fire service publications and web-
sites. . He lives in Grand Prairie with his wife Nicole and their three children. This may be one of the last hard copies of the Newsletter published.
The newsletter will still be published, but it’s
going to be done via email and/or on the web site. If you would like to be sure you continue to receive the news- letter, in electronic format, or would like to voice your opinion on the topic, please send an email with your name
and contact number to : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check out the new Web
Site!!!! Thank you so much to Kathleen Andrews for making this happen. Kath- leen did an exceptional job with this site and
volunteered hours of her time to make it look
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