Police departments across the U.S. rally in solidarity with Dallas

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The Dallas shooting is the deadliest loss of life for police since 9/11.

Police officers across the country are coming together after Thursday night’s violence in Dallas that resulted in 12 officers shot and five officers killed.

The Dallas shooting is already the deadliest day for police officers since 9/11.

Police departments across the country sent their condolences and stood in solidarity with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), both of which lost officers on Thursday night. Some of the departments, such as in Orlando, have also recently suffered mass shootings.

Government officials also offered their condolences and support to the victims and the police officers working through the night.
During a press conference Friday morning, Dallas Police Chief David Brown provided an update on the investigation and asked for people to pray for them.

"We don't feel much support most days," Brown said. "Let's not make today most days. Please, we need your support to protect you from men like these, who carried out this tragic, tragic event."

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