Washington: Among the five policemen killed in a sniper attack in Dallas one has been identified as a newlywed officer of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) authority and another an Iraq veteran-turned police officer of the agency.
Five officers died and seven were injured in the Thursday night attack, the mayor’s office said.
The five officers who died during the attack were Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens and Michael Smith.
Thompson, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer, was the first officer to die in the agency’s line of duty.
“Brent was a great officer,” said James Spiller, the Police Chief of DART.
“He was an outstanding patrol officer as well as a rail officer. We have the highest respect for him,” added the chief.
A nearly seven-year veteran of the transit force, Brent, got married two weeks ago, Spiller said. His spouse was a fellow transit officer.