Dallas Remains Strong After Police Shootings

At Norma's Cafe in Oak Cliff, manager Pam Spell has become a counselor to her customers, even though she's still healing, too.

"Oh, you don't know the tears," Spell said. "The tears have just been rolling down."

Norma's is a popular diner with Dallas police. The staff knows must of the officers by name.

"They're like family," Spell added.

DART Police Officer Brent Thompson, who was gunned down last Thursday, was always around the diner.

"I knew Brent very well," Spell said. "He's like my brother. I've worked here 25 years and to lose a person that would protect me is sad, very sad. He chose to protect us and he did a wonderful job and he's going to be gratefully missed."

Across town, several trees are wrapped with bright blue ribbons.

"I wish we could do more," said Josie Alvarado. "We've got to show some support, some way, and this was our way."

Alvarado has called Oak Cliff home for more than four decades. The ribbons were her daughter's idea to show their support for law enforcement.

"We didn't think nothing of it," Alvarado added. "We just figured we'd show the blue that we care, that people care."

It's a simple gesture that's growing.

"Hopefully with God's help, we'll all heal. The city will heal," Alvarado said.

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