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Tragedy in Dallas: Gunman Ambushes Officers at Protest

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Trauma Surgeon Who Treated Dallas Cops: 'This Killing, It Has to Stop'

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    Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon at Parkland Memorial Hospital, visits at the hospital, Monday, July 11, 2016, in Dallas. Williams treated some of the Dallas police officers who were shot Thursday night in downtown Dallas.

    Dr. Brian H. Williams, a staff surgeon in Dallas who was working at Parkland Trauma Center last Thursday night during the shootings that left five cops dead, held a press conference expressing his views on race and other issues, NBC News reported.

    "I want the Dallas PD to also see me, a black man, and understand that I support you, I will defend you, and I will care for you," said Dr. Brian H. Williams, a staff surgeon who was working at Parkland Trauma Center last Thursday night during the shootings.

    But "that doesn't mean that I do not fear you," he added. "That doesn't mean that if you approach me I will not immediately have a visceral reaction and start worrying for my personal safety."

    Williams spoke of setting an example for his daughter by interacting and treating officers with respect in a very public way— things like picking up their dining tab when he sees them eating out — so that she does not grow up crippled by fear.