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DART Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty


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DART Officer Brent Thompson

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, DART police officer, Brent Thompson was shot and killed by snipers during a protest in downtown Dallas. The following was posted on the DART.org website, Friday, July 8.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit family is grieving the loss of police officer Brent Thompson, 43, who was killed during Thursday night’s protest in Downtown Dallas. Officer Thompson is the first officer killed in the line of duty since DART formed a police department in 1989. He joined the DART Police Department in 2009.

As you can imagine, our hearts are broken. This is something that touches every part of our organization. We have received countless expressions of support and sympathy from around the world through the evening. We are grateful for every message. Thank you.

We are grateful to report the three other DART police officers shot during the protest are expected to recover from their injuries. No other DART employees working in Downtown during the protest or shooting were injured.

We also extend our sympathies to our colleagues at the Dallas Police Department in the loss of their four officers.

The SWTA Nation grieves with the DART family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thompson family and with the three officers who were wounded and are recovering.

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