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USA: Body of murdered Dallas officer moved to his hometown

United States, Dallas
July 10, 2016 at 23:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

The body of Brent Thompson, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer killed during Thursday's sniper attack, was taken to his hometown of Corsicana for the funeral, Saturday.

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner, Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson and Corsicana Independent School District Police Chief Randy Ratliff escorted Thompson's body home after leaving the medical examiner's office in Dallas. The procession was accompanied by police vehicles, motorcycles and emergency vehicles as hundreds lined the Interstate 45 freeway with flags and banners.

Thompson was one of the five police officers killed during a sniper attack in Dallas, late on Thursday, during a protest against the police killing of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. A gunman was killed at the site after negotiations failed. Investigators identified the dead suspect as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan. According to police, bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles and other ammunition were found in his home.

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The body of Brent Thompson, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer killed during Thursday's sniper attack, was taken to his hometown of Corsicana for the funeral, Saturday.

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner, Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson and Corsicana Independent School District Police Chief Randy Ratliff escorted Thompson's body home after leaving the medical examiner's office in Dallas. The procession was accompanied by police vehicles, motorcycles and emergency vehicles as hundreds lined the Interstate 45 freeway with flags and banners.

Thompson was one of the five police officers killed during a sniper attack in Dallas, late on Thursday, during a protest against the police killing of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. A gunman was killed at the site after negotiations failed. Investigators identified the dead suspect as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan. According to police, bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles and other ammunition were found in his home.

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