Glendora Police Officers and non-sworn uniformed personnel will wear special black mourning bands over their badges in the wake of the killings of five Dallas Police Officers.
The black bands, which California police departments traditionally wear when California officers die in the line of duty, will be worn for this situation at the discretion of Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab.
The bands will be worn until the last of the five officers is buried, according to Glendora Police in a social media post.
The last time the mourning bands were worn was during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Glendora Police said.
The five Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty are:
- Dallas Police Officer Lorne Ahrens
- Dallas Police Officer Michael Smith
- Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol
- Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa
- DART Police Officer Brent Thompson
In the wake of the Dallas, Texas shootings, many police departments across the country have received much support from their local communities.
The Glendora Police Department has received many positive messages, phone calls and a bouquet of flowers in support of their work for the community.
“GPD would again like to express our gratitude toward our community for the love and support you have shown to us over these past few days. We appreciate it,” Glendora Police said.
During a large protest in Downtown Dallas, Texas July 7, a reported lone gunman opened fire on Dallas Police officers, killing five, wounding seven other officers and three civilians in what Police Chief David Brown called a “well planned, well thought out, evil tragedy.”
The gunman, 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, was an Army reservist who served in Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014. He remained an Army reservist until April 2015, defense officials told ABC News.
During a search of his mother’s home where Johnson lived, investigators recovered more weapons, bullet proof vests, bomb making materials and what law enforcement called “manifestos” of military tactics.
Johnson expressed anger over the recent police shootings of two Black men, both of which made national headlines and sparked protest and outrage across the country.