Theodore Roosevelt Association
organized in December 1995
by a number of
is the local area group of the national nonprofit historical
society and public service organization is dedicated to perpetuating
the memory and ideals of the 26th President.
Theodore Roosevelt Association was chartered by Act of Congress
Theodore Roosevelt Police Awardee - Sr.
Cpl. Thomas Cicio (1999)
Each year, the local TRA-Texas Chapter recognizes a Dallas Police
officer who has overcome a life-threatening injury, illness or other
overwhelming obstacle and who demonstrates exceptional courage, determination
and perseverance while overcoming the adversity, ultimately returning
to exemplary service to the Department.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's birth
and of his lifelong admiration for police officers, the TRA introduced
the first Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award in the New York
City Police Department in 1983. Roosevelt served as President of the
Board of Police Commissioners in New York City from May, 1895 to April,
1897. The police award is presented annually to an officer who has
overcome a handicap, as Theodore Roosevelt triumphed over the physical
handicaps of his youth.