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Police Officer Brent Alan Thompson

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Brent Alan Thompson

You are still missed brother! It’s not the same without you!

Ofc. J. Schroeder #1249

July 31, 2022

I volunteer with a crisis line for police. I took a call recently from a friend and partner of Brent's who was there that night. 5 years later he still grieves. I hope I was able to help him just a little. RIP brother.

Ofc. Glenn Brasch
Tucson Police Department

November 2, 2021

Officer Brent Thompson should be getting ready for lunch with his wife or a brother from work. A chicken fried steak lunch. Instead a man like me is still here without lunch money, no wife, no family, and no job. It just doesn't make sense. Before he became a cop he was an American Badass. A marine, an instructor for other countries to begin practicing policing. Here's the hard part-6 kids miss Bad Dad. We miss you too and Dallas Texas will always remember the kind of Cowboy you are. Brent you are one of God's Golden Cowboys! You must have had a great Mama. Will you keep my Mama busy while I'm down here kicking rocks and cussing? She gets scared easy and don't want to do that. I hope I have your blessin in meeting your family real soon. I gotta run got somewhere to be and I'm late. Lol

I wish their was a way that I could trade boot prints with the next cop that loses his life on duty. Too many families stare at a empty cereal bowl.

August 21, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2021

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 7, 2021

Officer Thompson, 4 years ago today you and your partners where brutally murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 7, 2020

This day still brings a nauseous feeling to me as I recall hearing about this tragic shooting and reading about horrific details that ended the lives of these true heroes. As usual, life went on while every member of the law enforcement family across the country mourned, wept and honored you all. Brave men and women, just like all of you, continued with their duties and continued to wear the uniform and don the badge to uphold the oath they took and to protect and serve. To protect and serve many of the very same people who were vilifying and demonizing those brave men and women for doing nothing more than their job. It sickens me more and more everyday to see amazing, brave men and women like all of you leave their families for the last time and sacrificing it all, and then to be cast in such an unfavorable light the way our poisonous and biased media does. To all of you who gave of themselves so bravely and so honorably that day, know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always my friends.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. Today I was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father I won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 29, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 7, 2018

He is of British-American origin.


July 7, 2018

Sorry to hear about the loss of your son today. May you both be together in heaven.

Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth (Lynn
Lynnwood WA PD

November 22, 2017

That warm feeling in your eyes and cold shock to your gut
The emotions that swell when your eyes are shut.
When all we want is to go back in time
and do our part to undo such a crime.
But forward we must go
Into a future we don't know
Aware, facing the mess
We are five brothers less.
The line seems so thin
When the bad guys win.

We know the pain makes us strong
As we move along.
But the price is too steep
and we feel it, so deep.
Father, Your ways
are not our ways
And our lives are portioned
by the length of our days.
We all will go
One time or other,
But the fight is much harder
With each loss of a brother.
We know your grace is all we need
And we are unworthy of
Any good deed.
But we are your children, made in your image.
Justice we crave, that Your wrath should be given.

Deputy H. Smith

July 13, 2017

Thank you for your service and all you did that tragic night. God bless you, your family and fellow officers.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 7, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 7, 2017

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Thompson: On this 1 year Anniversary of such a tragic loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. We will never forget Officer Thompson's sacrifice. Always a HERO! God Bless you all!

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 7, 2017

It's been exactly one year since you were horribly taken from us brother. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Seth Lund
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

July 7, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 7, 2017

As the shots from a murderers rifle rang out,everyone ran away from the gun fire,except a few.The few who were running toward the gun fire are the ones who always run toward danger. The POLICE.You and your fellow officers did what was your natural instinct.You ran toward the danger as all others ran away,as their natural instinct is self preservation.That is the difference between "us" and "them".That is the difference .I thank GOD for people like you.Selfless people.Heros.You were heros long before you left us.Thank you.From my family to all of the morning. Thank you GOD,for giving us men like these.Thank you for giving us people who will stand up and take the oath of police officer.

Sgt K. Ford (ret)

May 25, 2017

Officer thompson your sacrifice will always be remembered.

Jalell - citizen Jalell Moore
Thankful american citizen

January 30, 2017

as a Citizen I thank all of you for your service.. I thank you all for the jobs you do an keep me and my family safe.. i pray for you all at night.. i know not all of you are bad.. and you didn't deserve this.. Rest in Peace to each officer who made the ultimate sacrifice .. and to the families i give a big hug.. and i am truly sorry for your loss.. may god give you comfort an find peace..

Travis - Citizen
Thankful American Citizen

December 4, 2016

It's been 4 1/2 months, happy Heavenly Thanksgiving to to Brent. I know Emily and your kids and Mom & Dad must be struggling today. Many of us are. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. I have a new trainee, we were discussing you yesterday. I know you are a guardian angel to us all now.

Officer Claudia
DART fellow officer and friend

November 25, 2016

I'm sure we bumped in to each other before. I appreciate you being the hero and charging the shooter so we could move our wounded. You heroism and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Lieutenant Michael Magiera
Dallas Police Department

November 7, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

October 6, 2016

You were innocent, you and your 4 fellow officers had absolutely nothing to do with the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. The actions of a few bad apples cannot paint the image of all officers. Thank you for defending people and their rights.


July 23, 2016

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