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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

Officer Thompson, my prayers go out for you and your family. You served the community well. May your family be surrounded by the entire Blue Family as they go through the next hard days ahead without you.

Sgt. Michael Flusche, #4573
Dallas Police Department, retired

July 8, 2016

RIP Officer Thompson. My thoughts are with the entire DPD and DART family.

Rena Martinez Dispatch Supervisor
Fort Collins Police Department

July 8, 2016

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:

David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina

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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 8, 2016

Please know the nation mourn your loss today. May God bless you and your family I hope that God will give your family the strength to make it through this very difficult time. From my family to yours please rest in peace.

Major JP Morgan

July 8, 2016


Stephen Bruet, PPO II NCDPS
NC Department of Public Safety

July 8, 2016

I am deeply saddened for the loss of these officers. I pray that they rest in peace. May God give comfort and peace to these officer's families, friends and their Agencies.

Ranger John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Ranger

July 8, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

July 8, 2016

There are no words to describe what I have been feeling since yesterday. I pray for your friends and family so that they find some peace.

Godspeed and RIP

Patrolman (Retired) Hugh Hamilton

July 8, 2016

Deeply saddened for my Brothers in Blue and their family and police family. So senseless. Thank you brother for your service. Go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done. Prayers for all.

Cpl. Bob Barham-RETIRED
AR State Capitol Police-Little Rock

July 8, 2016

RIP Sir. Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family.

Sgt Yoli Trujillo, Retired
Corpus Christi (Tx) P.D.

July 8, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Brent Thompson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you shall forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 8, 2016

A Prayer for Police Officer Brent Thompson:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Brent Thompson, of the Dallas, Texas Area Rapid Transit Police Department, was taken from us suddenly and violently in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Brent Thompson, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOCM, MNACM
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
Merrimack Police Department
Merrimack, NH 03054
"An Intercessory Prayer Ministry"

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

July 8, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 8, 2016

Brother, you're a hero. Clearly, we run towards danger. That's what we are here for. Thank you sir, for putting your life for others, and showing this great nation that we Law Enforcement Officers, from the streets to the prisons, from the mountains to the sea, from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, you and your fallen brothers showed everybody that even people criticize us, we protect them even giving our life.


Officer E. Borrali
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 8, 2016

I just want to say that no words can express the sorrow and anger that I feel about this attack. It was not just an attack on the Dallas Police department or the 11 officers that were attacked. It was an attack on the community, our country and our civil society. People everywhere are thinking about and praying for you.

William Mallard

July 8, 2016

My heart is breaking for the families, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Brent Thompson during this very difficult time. All of you remain in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this horrific tragedy. May you find comfort and support from those around you. May God help heal your aching hearts. May the moments you shared together bring forth happy memories to get you through the upcoming days ahead of you. Thank you for your service Officer Thompson, may you rest in peace.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

July 8, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 8, 2016

RIP Officer Thompson. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department. Hi.

Senior Deputy Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff's Office (GA)

July 8, 2016

Heart felt sympathy to all the families, blood and blue, of the Officers who have tragically lost their lives serving their communities.

Senior Constable POMFRET
Western Australian Police

July 8, 2016

My condolences to the families and to The DART Police dept.This was a tragic loss of life. You are all Heroes. Rest in Peace.

Ret. Police Officer Robt. Moore
The Port Authority of NY & NJ. Police dept.

July 8, 2016

Rest, brother.

PFC Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 8, 2016

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