Flag Honoring Officers Killed in July 7 Ambush Moves From Dallas' Police Headquarters to DART's

A nearly full moon hung in a clear sky over the Dallas Police headquarters as DART police officer Chis Cobb silently pulled on a pair of new white gloves. The streets were empty as lights flashed from the vehicle that would transport the U.S. Honor Flag to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police headquarters for the final 13 hours of vigil honoring the five officers killed on July 7, 2016.Dallas police officers spent the first 78 hours on a round-the-clock vigil with the flag, alongside photos of the five fallen officers as part of the Weekend of Honor. Shortly after 2 a.m, Cobb received the flag from DPD Sr. Corporal Natausha Crespin and began the transfer to DART in remembrance of DART officer Brent Thompson. The vigil will last a combined 91 hours, one hour for each year of service recorded by the slain officers. After the completion of the Dallas remembrance, the flag will be transported to Baton Rouge, La., for the one-year anniversary of the shooting of six officers, three fatally, on July 17, 2016.  Continue reading...

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