Dave Ward honored for work with Crime Stoppers

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- He's spent much of his life right here in your living room, giving you vital, sometimes life-saving information.

Our friend, and media icon Dave Ward is also dedicated to crime prevention, and his efforts have made this city we all love safer.

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KTRK anchor Dave Ward is overwhelmed after finding out the Crimestoppers building will be named after him

On Thursday night, he was recognized with an incredible honor from Crime-Stoppers of Houston. And it was a huge surprise, even to him! Ground will break next week on the new Dave Ward Crime Stoppers Building. It's expected to take about a year to complete.

"We try not to keep secrets, but I think in this case, Dave will understand," said co-anchor Gina Gaston.

When the cat was out of the bag, Dave was nearly speechless.

"My name's going to be on a building on Main Street in the city I love?" he said. "This is overwhelming."

Dave teamed up with Crime-Stoppers to help law enforcement make arrests and solve crimes 35 years ago.

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Crime-Stoppers started with an idea to offer reward money for tips leading to charges or arrests. The group asked Dave and ABC13 to create and air re-enactments of one crime each week.

Since its creation, Crime-Stoppers Houston has solved more than 32,000 felony crimes and paid out more than $10M in reward money.

Congratulations, Dave. Well deserved!

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Dave Ward will have his name on the new Crime Stoppers headquarters

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