Austin vigil will honor fallen Dallas officers

A candlelight vigil was held for fallen Dallas officers at Dallas City Hall on July 11, 2016 (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)
A candlelight vigil was held for fallen Dallas officers at Dallas City Hall on July 11, 2016 (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austinites will join together to show their support on Thursday for the city of Dallas after the deadly shooting that killed five police officers last week.

The candlelight vigil will be hosted by CLEAT and the Austin Police Association. The vigil will be at the Peace Officer’s Memorial Monument at 14th and Brazos on July 14. The event will start at 8:45 p.m.

One of the officers killed last week in Dallas worked for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Department. Brent Thompson, 43, had just married a fellow DART officer two weeks before he died.

“We just need to stick together,” said Dallas Police Chief David Brown. “This tragic incident will not discourage us to continue the urgency is changing policing in America.”

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