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Dallas Commissioner Objects for Call to Honor Fallen Police Officers

Commissioner John Wiley Price;  Photo: via fox4news.com

Commissioner John Wiley Price; Photo: via fox4news.com

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price voted against a ceremonial measure on Wednesday to honor fallen law enforcement officers, stating, "I think it's interesting in this country how you again try to frame the narrative with regards to other people who've lost their life at the hands of law enforcement."

Price apparently argued that fallen police officers should not be singled out for their sacrifice unless all lives lost within society are similarly acknowledged. Many disagreed with Price's sentiment.

The resolution ultimately passed 4-1 (Price abstained) and flags around Dallas County will be lowered on Friday to honor the sacrifice of all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Dallas: Man Urinates on Patrol Car, Punches Officer in Face

William Holmes;  Photo: via dallasnews.com

William Holmes; Photo: via dallasnews.com

A man was arrested in downtown Dallas on Wednesday afternoon after urinating on a police car and punching an officer in the face.

William Holmes was confronted by officers after they discovered him urinating on their patrol car. The window to the patrol car was also shattered.

Holmes managed to punch one of the officers in the face prior to being taken into custody. The officer suffered only minor injuries. 

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Dallas Police Met With Gunfire While Serving Warrant

Dallas narcotics officers attempting to serve a warrant on Tuesday night were met with gunfire, prompting a response by Dallas SWAT.

Three individuals were ultimately taken into custody related to the shooting, which took place in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood..

No officers were reported hurt in the event. 

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Nearly 100 Officers Have Quit, Retired From Dallas Police Force Since October

The Dallas police department has seen an exodus of officers leave the force since October, with 99 officers either retiring or simply quitting over the past few months.

The department has only been able to hire an additional 30 officers for their upcoming academy, well short of the desired 60.

This has left the department at approximately 3,252 officers, far under it's desired staffing level of 3,500.

The staffing shortage comes on top of continued concern over the city's police and fire pension fund.

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California Cops Run Dallas Marathon in Full Uniform to Honor Their Fallen Brothers

Photo: Stewart House via Dallasnews.com

Photo: Stewart House via Dallasnews.com

Several California police officers ran in Sunday's Dallas Marathon in full uniform to honor the memory of the officer's lost in July's Dallas ambush attack.

Around 20 police officers from the East Bay Area ran in their uniforms, complete with duty belts and gear, along with about 20 other friends and family.

One officer said of the solidarity surrounding the effort, "It's a reminder of the pain that the families are going through, that the police department is going through and that the nation is going through."

Read more about their journey HERE.

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Texas Police Shoot and Kill Rape Suspect in Suburban Dallas

Police in Carrollton, TX, a suburb or Dallas, shot and killed a gun-wielding rape suspect earlier today after a confrontation with the armed man.

A spokesman for the police department said that a woman had gone to a local police station on Tuesday night to report a sexual assault. After discovering that the suspect was at a local motel and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, police descended upon the motel.

After a stakeout, police eventually moved in on the suspect to make an arrest. It was then that police say the man reached for a gun in his waistband. 

Officers shot the suspect once and he died as a result of his injuries. No officers were reported injured.

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Dallas Police Sergeant Sues Black Lives Matter, President Obama for Inciting Violence Against Police

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie;  Photo: via linkedin

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie; Photo: via linkedin

A Dallas police sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against, among others, Black Lives Matter, President Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of law enforcement, filed the suit, alleging that the defendants, "have repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities." 

Sergeant Pennie's lawsuit is seeking more than $500 million in damages.

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Dallas Police Chief to Retire in October

Dallas Police Chief David Brown;  Photo: via NYPost.com

Dallas Police Chief David Brown; Photo: via NYPost.com

Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced his retirement yesterday, ending a 33-year career in law enforcement. 

Chief Brown rose to national prominence following the July ambush shooting of 5 Dallas-area police officers.

In a statement released yesterday, Chief Brown said, "Let's always remember the fallen officers including the five officers on July 7, 2016, and the brave men and women of the Dallas Police Department for their sacrifices to keep Dallas safe. Their memory will remain with all of us forever."

Chief Brown's retirement will become effective on October 22.

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NFL Rejects Dallas Cowboys' Request to Wear Decals Honoring Fallen Police Officers

Photo: Kirby Lee via USAToday.com

Photo: Kirby Lee via USAToday.com

The NFL has rejected the Dallas Cowboys' request to wear a decal on their helmets supporting the law enforcement community and the five Dallas police officers killed in an ambush attack on July 7.

The NFL had already rejected the Cowboys' request to use the decal during the regular season.

Now the NFL has also denied the team's request to use the decal during the pre-season.

The decal, which bears a five-point star and the inscription "Arm in Arm" was reportedly the idea of tight-end Jason Witten.

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Viral Photos Show Dallas Police Officer Shielding Citizen During Thursday Shooting

Photo: Robert Moore via Facebook

Photo: Robert Moore via Facebook

Photos of a Dallas police officer shielding a citizen during Thursday's mass shooting are going viral after the photographer placed them online and thanked the officer for his courage.

Photographer Robert Moore was documenting the police protests in Dallas on Thursday when shots rang out.

He eventually found himself crouching behind a car when the unidentified officer came to help protect him from gunfire.

Moore said that when it was time to try and leave the area, the officer said, "‘I’m gonna stand up. You stand behind me, and we’re gonna back out. He stood in front of me basically to shield me as we exited the area. How do you not thank somebody like that?”

He added, "I’ve never been in a situation where one of the people was serving me so directly and watching out for me."

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