Requested by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, police departments across the State of Texas took a moment of silence by flashing the red and blue lights on police vehicles.
- Dallas police and the community will hopefully come together Friday to honor the officers who were killed in a Downtown Dallas attack a year ago.
Officers gathered about 200 shell casings, including 118 casings from the 44-foot hallway in El Centro College between police negotiators and Johnson, said Assistant Chief Randal Blankenbaker.
Members of the Farmersville Police Department and Farmersville Fire Department held a remembrance for the five fallen officers from the July 7, 2016, Dallas PD ambush.
Friday morning, local law enforcement will honor those fearless officers.
Carolla said police officers have always had to be cognizant of ambushes, but since the July 7 attack, training and procedures are now more focused on being aware of and preventing potential ambush situations. Every day, but especially today, we remember the men who sacrificed their lives for the safety of the citizens of Dallas, the men who left behind their loved ones to protect people they did not even know. "We have tons of support from the community around here. It's not that way in other parts of the country so I feel very fortunate". To show support to the San Antonio Police Department, Gov. Abbott will be speaking at the funeral of officer Miguel Moreno, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.
"We are one big family so when we see other departments mourning the loss of an officer, we mourn with them", Sullivan said. "That would be a great honor for the public to pay that respect for them".