Five Dallas officers were killed by snipers late Thursday and local police departments are reacting via social media.

The shootings occurred in downtown Dallas during a peaceful march to protest the police shootings this week of two black men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La.,  and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

Dallas Police used a bomb attached to a robot to kill the suspected gunman, Micah Johnson, who killed five officers and wounded seven other officers and two civilians, according to reports.


From the Brookhaven Police Department:

Good morning,
This morning, we wake up with heavy hearts over the incidents that have taken place in Dallas. Sadly, lives have been lost and families have been devastated. Our deepest condolences go to the Dallas police t and the families of those who lost loved ones.

We would like to thank all those people who have sent us private messages showing support to our department. We truly work in a great supportive community and that is what fuels us to continue performing our duty. Thank you all.

From the Sandy Springs Police Department:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers and the families of the Dallas Police Department.

From the Dunwoody Police Department:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of Dallas Police Department, DART PD and their families.

From the Atlanta Police Department:

The Atlanta Police Department stands with and supports the men and women of the Dallas Police Department. The Department mourns the
tragic loss of five Dallas law enforcement officers, and our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and civilians injured in the attack. ‪#‎dallasstrong‬

Many community members responded to the shootings by showering local police departments with food and messages of support.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

One reply on “Local police departments react to Dallas shootings that killed 5 officers”

  1. I’d like to make use of an example in policing and “stopping” criminals as evidenced in both France and Belgium. In both cases when law enforcement in France/Belgium encountered a Terrorist who did great harm to both countries they use a single shot to the leg to stop the criminal.
    Now, to those officers here in the USA and there leadership who train them, try the same thing. The job of police is to protect and serve not kill if you’re scared and empty your magazine. We have courts to decide the verdict of guilty not innocent that isn’t the job of Police.

    When we called local SSPD a few years ago to an out of control party on our street while the sons, lawyer mom, was out of town it was quite interesting. Alcohol use by minors, kids scattered all over the neighborhood hiding in yards and one youth rolled up in a Range Rover with a toy gun under the seat and almost hit the officer trying to stop his vehicle. The net result was all these rich white kids went home and the youth in the Rover with a toy gun was told by the officer to drive other kids home. WOW, if that was in another less affluent, “Black” community we all know it wouldn’t have ended so nicely. The officer never drew his gun on the white youth in a Rover although he’d not known the status of the gun under the seat.

    Sympathy and praise comes as a result of a job well done, in America the police doing a job well done is a rarity not a common practice.

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