I was thinking that all of the Friday Hall of Famers for July 2020 should be TV police detectives and maybe patrol officers. But it is a fairly finite group and I have to think of having enough for the Future. So after this one, we’ll get as far from that category as possible with a couple of League of Themselves inductees.
But for now….
Antonio Dawson, portrayed by Jon Seda, is a fictional character in the Chicago franchise and is a main character in ‘Chicago P.D.’ and ‘Chicago Justice’. He was introduced as a recurring character on ‘Chicago Fire’ before the spin-off ‘Chicago P.D.’ was created. He was previously the second in command of the Intelligence Unit of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and regularly appears on ‘Chicago Fire’ as he is the older brother of Gabriela "Gabby" Dawson, formerly a paramedic-turned-firefighter at Firehouse 51.
The custody issue was never fully explained on the show; the children live with their mother and Dawson keeps in touch with them by phone.
Dawson was raised Catholic and once quipped to Olinsky about being "in a confessional every other day" as a boy. A boxing enthusiast (like actor Jon Seda), he had a difficult adolescence and boxing was his outlet, as shown by the fact that he runs his own gym and moonlights as a trainer when off duty. He is the older brother of ‘Chicago Fire’ character Gabriela "Gabby" Dawson. The siblings come from a large extended family and share a close relationship. (He is supposedly ten years her senior.)
Antonio joined the CPD at a young age and after passing the academy, had Trudy Platt as his Field Training Officer. He then pulled Platt out of the line of fire when she was shot during a shootout.
Dawson soon showed his abilities to ranking officers and was quickly assigned to the VICE unit and worked with them for a few years before transferring.
After returning, Antonio is paired with Kim Burgess. He got a new car - a Ford Fusion titanium.
Antonio carried a Glock 17, but was seen often switching between a shoulder holster and a standard belt holster; since Season 6 same thing.
Antonio's badge number was 50259.
According to Voight, Antonio was going to be in the Olympics for boxing prior to the series. This is further implemented into his character in how he owns a training gym.
Dawson's radio code is 5021 Frank.
Antonio's character is known as the crossover king in the Chicago series, being that he started as a recurring character on Fire then a main character on PD and a main character on Justice. Not to mention an episode on Law and Order SVU.
Here are the reasons why Antonio Dawson is being inducted into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame….
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- Nationwide Manhunt (2016)
Welcome to the Hall, Detective Dawson!