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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

Brother Brent, Soft and safe to thee, my Brother, be thy resting place! Bright and glorious be thy rising from it! Fragrant be the acacia sprig that there shall flourish! May the earliest buds of spring unfold their beauties o'er thy resting place, and there may the sweetness of the summer's last rose linger longest! Though the winds of Autumn may destroy the loveliness of their existence, yet the destruction is not final, and in the springtime, they shall surely bloom again. So, in the bright morning of the resurrection, thy spirit shall spring into newness of life and expand in immortal beauty, in realms beyond the skies. Until then, dear Brother, until then, farewell!

Andy Hanson, Ret.
Kern County Sheriff's Office

July 12, 2016

God bless brother, I will say a prayer for you tonight.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

July 12, 2016

RIP my Brother, RIP.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
The ultimate sacrifice.

God Bless you

Quinten Warren, Investigator
Alaska Medicaid Fraud

July 12, 2016

To my Brother Brent Thompson,

Dear Brother,
You are not gone; you are still in the heart of millions of brothers. You will be forever a part of the brotherhood. You gave your life protecting people, protecting your country and democracy. You died not only fulfilling the duties as a policeman, but also fulfilling the duties of a Freemason. You risked your life thousands of times to make the world a better place, a place where freedom, liberty and the rights of everyone are respected. We are so proud to have you in our brotherhood. Even in the darkest night, brothers like you are the light we will follow. We swore an oath to build on the temple of Solomon, to serve mankind, to fight against the fanatics, the intolerants, to fight against hate and destruction, because we are masons. We believe in the good in people.

Your Brother,
:. Frank Buchter
Barcelona / Spain

Master Mason of Lodge Europe 42 / Gran Logia de España - Grand Lodge of Spain


July 11, 2016

The DeKalb, Illinois Police Department sends their heartfelt sympathies! We are praying for the families and friends of the fallen in this horrific event. Stay strong Dallas PD!

Police Officer Brent Thompson - we thank you for your service!

DeKalb Police Department

July 11, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 11, 2016

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Department of Prisons

July 11, 2016



July 11, 2016

Thank you for your prior service to the country and your service to the citizens of Dallas, TX area. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department during this very difficult time. Your sacrifice is much appreciated and recognized. Rest in peace Sir.

KS,Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-OIG CID

July 11, 2016

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.....

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield (OH) PD

July 11, 2016

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

July 11, 2016

Thank you for your honorable service. May you rest in eternal peace.

Captain Roger A. Gross, Retired
U. S. Park Police

July 11, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

July 11, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

July 11, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Thompson for your 9 years of service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

July 11, 2016

God Bless your family. Keep on holding to God's unchanging hand. For He is still is in control of the entire universe.

Gloria Smith
Georgia Department of Corrections

July 11, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Thompson and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Thompson, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 11, 2016

Rest In Peace My Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

July 11, 2016

Rest in Peace my brother. Prayers for your family and department.

Ben McCoy
Former Police Officer, Naval Support Activity New Orleans

July 11, 2016

The Never Agains

What 5 Dallas Police Officers did not know when they woke on July 7, 2016
They did not know this would be the worst day in Law Enforcement since 911
They did not know this was the last day they would:
See the sun rise and set
Shower and shave
Brush their teeth
Put on their vest
Put on their uniform
Tie their shoes
Walk their dog
Pet their cat
Clean a litter box, a bird cage, a fish tank
Make their morning coffee
Fry an egg, make their toast, pour their orange juice
Raise their American Flag
Kiss their Loved one’s goodbye
Secure their home
Check their tires
Drive their car to work
Pay a bill - drop it in a mailbox
Worry about their family’s safety
Worry about a stranger's safety
Think about their parents
Remember a friend
Think about their children and grandchildren’s future
Pick out the next movie they would see or book to read
Smell a flower
See a painting
Admire a garden, a tree
Hear a bird sing

Watch children play
Admire a pretty girl
Help an elderly person solve a problem
Earn their pay for a shift well done
Say a prayer
Wonder if it would rain the weekend coming up
Laugh at a joke
Tell a joke
Agree/disagree with a fellow officer
Obey their supervisor
Debate Hillary /Trump
Mow their lawn
Wash their car
‘Honeydo’ something for their wives
They didn't know they would never again:
See another baseball or football game
Fire up the grill
Swim in the ocean
Check their email, Facebook a friend or check out a tweet
Shake their partners hand
Pick up something for their wives on the way home
Buy her a valentine
Blow out another candle on their birthday cake
Enter a church again
Take a vacation again
They would never again see, kiss or love their wives or children or see their children grow or their children's future children
They didn’t know they would never watch the news again
They didn't know they would be the news at the end of the day
They didn't know any of this for this was the day they would take their last breath and die a heroic death
They didn't know they were Heroes even before they made the ultimate sacrifice in their profession

They didn't know their death would come from someone that didn't know them and someone that they didn't know
They didn't know it would come from an evil, horrific, cruel act of hatred and violence
They didn't know they would not have time for last words, last prayers, last goodbyes and last Peace with God
They didn't know they would create a global tsunami of tears and push their Country into an abyss of grief and sorrow.
They didn’t know the Flag they loved would be lowered to Half Mast to Honor them.
They didn't know they mattered that much; but they do
They didn't know they would be immortal; but they are
They didn't know they would rest that evening in the light and peace of their Creator’s Heaven and Angels would be singing for them. They didn't know they would be saluted that day by the very noble profession they served; and saluted again when they were welcomed by those that have gone before them.
They didn't know all this - on this day - but we know. We who are left to cry, mourn and grieve for them and try to figure out the WHY.
What's left for us is to return the noble, heroic, valiant and brave sacrifice made by Dallas Police Officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael J. Smith, and Michael Krol by doing something meaningful for their loss. Let's remember and live a founding principle of our Country - All Men Are Created Equal - for those words are a Universal Truth. And while we enjoy the freedom to speak, lets watch that our words spoken and written are not hateful or hurtful. For those of us who know and intrinsically believe all lives matter, let's just keep saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ until we don't have to say them anymore.
Let's Remember, Honor, Support, Help and Appreciate those we need who serve our Safety and Freedom. Let’s pray for the seven wounded, still healing, and the families of those 5 Dallas Police Officers lost whose lives will never be the same again. Let’s keep their Chiefs in our prayers also while they lead their law enforcement teams that must continue to serve and protect its citizens. Let’s live in harmony and peace for we all bleed the same color. Do we really love our Country if we don’t respect its principles and obey its laws and love and respect the people we share it with? Let’s judge others only by the good or bad deeds they do and by what is the same in all of us - not what is different. Let that be the legacy of the Dallas Five Officers - that our Country is made better by their lives and the tragic loss of their tomorrows. Let the best in them, that they gave up for us, bring out the better in all of us for all of our tomorrows.
Barbara Snow U.S. WAR DOGS ASSN CH 2 Bronson FL 32621 [email protected]

Barbara Snow Exec Director

July 11, 2016

Dear Officer Thompson,
I am so thankful for your service as a Marine and as a DART officer. You were and will be remembered lovingly as a hero on the night that your life was cut short. Your family will be in my prayers for some time to come. Rest in peace, and in the love of all who knew you. God bless you and your dear ones.

Mrs. Sharon Kermes
Private citizen in Florida

July 11, 2016

RIP Brother, Matthew 5:9

Retired Officer B Bartholomew
Mesquite Police Department

July 11, 2016

Be advised that your brothers and sisters in the LE community past and present, stand with you and honor the memory of these fallen comrades in blue. We share your grief at this great loss. We will all lose brothers and sisters in arms during our career and each one hurts, but this one is an especially deep wound to all of us. May you all find the blessings of peace and comfort that only God can provide at this time.

Sergeant Michael K Palmer # 829 (Ret.)
City of Tracy Police Department, Calif.

July 10, 2016


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER! and LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS should be respected - If we don't respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject, or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will ?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the City of Dallas in the State of Texas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have served and protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do..........Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Officer Thompson status......Officer Thompson status......... Officer Thompson status............Attention All Units............ Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department, Police Officer Brent Thompson having served the citizens in the City of Dallas in the State of Texas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

July 10, 2016

For: Sergeant Michael Smith, DPD, Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, DPD, Police Officer Michael Krol, DPD & Police Officer Brent Thompson, DARTPD:

Our nation is repulsed by the mass killings of Dallas' soldiers-of-the-law by an individual acting purely on his own and in a vicious and senseless manner. As Americans we have only to bear the shame of this war among ourselves and based upon nothing more than suspicion, hate and revenge for wholesale allegation, if any at all.
We regret this day and appeal to the public at large to reject such actions outside of what is in our laws and in our government and those who are appointed and elected to maintain peace among us. Many failures are apparent, but none more horrifying than a self-appointed vigilante creating only chaos and mob action by persons unwilling to permit justice to rule.
We pray for and work toward restoration of trust, honor and reconciliation to be restored to both city and nation where we each dwell and each maintain our families.
We offer a final salute to those who stand among the most courageous and fearless among us - these Dallas heroes who gave their very lives keeping others safe.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza, (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

July 10, 2016

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