DART police honor one of their own at annual police memorial

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson told a crowd of law enforcement officers, their family and friends at a special ceremony today at DART Police Headquarters that she “supports the blue 110 percent.”

May 14-20 is National Police Week. DART used this opportunity to honor law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The event also paid tribute to DART Police Officer Brent Thompson, who was fatally shot while responding to an incident last summer in Downtown Dallas.

“You put on your uniform and go to work every day. You put your lives on the line every day, just for us,” Johnson said. “I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you.”

To honor Thompson and the four Dallas Police Department officers, who also lost their lives in the July 7 shooting in Downtown Dallas, DART installed shadow boxes in the lobby of its police headquarters. These shadow boxes contain memorabilia from the officers.

Additionally, the agency renamed the street in front of DART Police Headquarters as Officer Brent Thompson Way.

brent shadow box        Brent street sign

 

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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