Dallas, TX – Slain Dallas Transit Officer Was A Newlywed


     An undated handout image released by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police shows DART police officer Brent Thompson at an undisclosed location. Police identified Thompson as one of the five officers who have died as a result of their injuries as it appeared that snipers shot on police from elevated positions during a protest rally in Dallas on 07 July.  EPA/DART / HANDOUTDallas, TX – The Dallas transit police chief says an officer who was fatally shot during a downtown protest was a newlywed whose bride also works for the police force.

    Dallas Area Rapid Transit police Chief James Spiller described Officer Brent Thompson on Friday as a “courageous” and “great guy.”

    Thompson was among five police officers killed during a Thursday night demonstration to protest police shooting deaths of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

    Spiller says Thompson got married two weeks ago. His wife, Emily, was not on duty at the protest.

    The police chief last spoke to Thompson on Tuesday as they passed each other in a hallway. Spiller says he asked how the newlyweds were doing and how things were going with Thompson’s job.

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    1. BDE to this officer and the others. So horrific that I thought I was mishearing the radio this morning. Such a heinous murder. Gives IS a run for its money.

    2. What a waste!!! Five beautiful police officers losing their lives trying to protect us!! My heart goes out to all their families and all police officers of the USA. If you see a officer today get over and salute them and thank them..hashem should watch all of us.


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