The Dallas Police Chief Honored His Fallen Officers in the Most Simple but Beautiful Way
A memorial service was held today for the five officers killed last week during a sniper attack at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas.
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and former President Bush all attended the service. In one of the more poignant moments, Dallas Police Chief David Brown spoke and gave a simple tribute: reciting the lyrics of Stevie Wonder's songs.
"There's no greater love than this, that these five men gave their lives for all of us," he said after quoting lyrics like, "Until the rainbow burns the stars out of the sky, I will be loving you" from the song "As." Watch his speech here.
It was a deeply touching moment that caught the attention of many people on Twitter.
Impossible to hold back tears. #Dallas Police Chief Brown's speech, beautiful recitation of Stevie Wonder's "As" was just too much for me.
— (((Spero Futuro))) (@sperofuturo) July 12, 2016
I've never seen Dallas Police Chief David Brown quite like he was today. He recited Stevie Wonder in today's... https://t.co/uoqPXj4J8d
— Shelly Slater (@wfaashelly) July 12, 2016
Chief Brown has been hailed for the way he handled the aftermath of the shooting and the previous work he's done to minimize racial tensions in Dallas.