According to reports Dallas Police Officer Brent Thompson, a DART officer, was the first to be killed in the line of duty last night:
From USA Today:
Thompson joined DART in 2009. He was the first officer from the department to be killed in the line of duty. The other four officers killed were from the Dallas Police Department.
“Brent was a great officer,” Spiller told CNN on Friday. “He was an outstanding patrol officer as well as a rail officer.”
“He has served admirably during his time here at DART,” Spiller told MSNBC.
Thompson was also a newlywed.
This is Brent Thompson with his grandson. He's the first DART officer killed in the line of duty. pic.twitter.com/XQuoF8xnCZ
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