Officials at Dallas Area Rapid Transit said the body of a fallen officer was escorted to a funeral home by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office Saturday.
DART Officer Brent Thompson, 43, was one of five officers killed in an ambush Thursday night in Downtown Dallas.
The Thompson was taken from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office to a funeral home in Corsicana.
Thompson is the first officer in the 27-year history of the department to be killed in the line of duty.
Thompson's family released the following statement in the wake of his death:
Thank you for your prayers and the untold number of messages supporting Brent and all of us. You have blessed and sustained us. Our hearts are broken by Thursday’s events. Thank you also for the support you’ve shown Brent’s DART Police colleagues, Officers Cannon, McBride, and Retana, who were wounded. Please keep all police, in Dallas and across America, in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with the consequences of that horrible night. Your support will help keep us strong in the coming days and weeks.
GoFundMe:Brent Thompson's Family Fund