on July 8, 2016 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, DDI News

Downtown Dallas, Inc. expresses our deepest condolences to the Dallas police officers and their families who have been  impacted by last night’s tragedy. We are grateful for our men and women of the Dallas Police Department (DPD), DART Police Department, El Centro Police, and Downtown Safety Patrol who were onsite and risked their lives to keep citizens safe and are now working tirelessly to investigate this horrific event. We also commend the emergency response professionals for their swift actions in attempting to save the lives of those who protect us every day.  Currently, DPD is processing the crime scene and much of the area is inaccessible. The area from Record Street to Griffin Street and Ross Avenue to Commerce Street will be restricted to law enforcement only on Friday and potentially through the weekend. This includes Main Street and Elm Street from Griffin Street to Record Street. DART is operating, but will not be stopping at the West End Station. Downtown Safety Patrol is patrolling in two man teams assisting the DPD throughout the weekend. Please follow @dallaspd and @dartmedia on Twitter for the most up to date information. You can also find out more information at www.dallascitynews.net.  There are grief counselors available at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young Street – 1st floor) today from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and a “Together We Stand” forum is planned tonight at Concord Church at 6808 Pastor Bailey Dr., Dallas, TX 75237.  For those wishing to donate, please contact the Assist the Officer Foundation at www.atodallas.org.  A Dallas Multifaith Unity Prayer Service will take place at Thanks-Giving Square at noon.  Resources: Dallas Police Department – www.dallaspolice.net DART – Www.dart.org/rideralerts City of Dallas – Www.dallascitynews.net Assist the Officer Foundation – Www.atodallas.org

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