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This Is Very Heartbreaking for Us': Slain Dallas Officer Identified, Was a Newlywed


Thompson, 43, “was recently married in the last two weeks."

Image source: Twitter/Dallas Morning News

Brent Thompson, one of five police officers killed in Dallas Thursday, was a newlywed.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority Chief James Spiller told NBC's "Today" during an interview Friday morning that Thompson, 43, “was recently married in the last two weeks, so this is very heartbreaking for us."

Spiller praised Thompson as “a great officer” and said that the department has received “sympathy and calls” from all over the country.

“Brent was a great officer, and we’ll definitely miss him. We’re making sure his family is taken care of,” Spiller added.

According to "Today," Thompson was “the first person killed in the line of duty in the 27-year history of the transit force.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told reporters that 12 officers were shot during the downtown protest march, including five officers who were killed. Two civilians were also shot.

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