Brownsville PD holds moment of silence for fallen Dallas police officers

Outside the Brownsville Police Department, law enforcement officers stood in silence, the only sound a bell tolling in the background.

Outside the Brownsville Police Department, law enforcement officers stood in silence, the only sound a bell tolling in the background.

The officers held a moment of silence in honor of five Dallas police officers who were ambushed Thursday night while providing security at a protest.

J.J. Trevino, Brownsville PD public information officer, said this was the least the department could do in light of recent events.

“We consider ourselves a family, more than anything. And our thoughts go out to the families of those fallen officers,” Trevino said.

The videos of the Dallas ambush which killed five police officers and injured seven others show the pure terror on everyone’s faces, something Chief of Police Orlando Rodriguez said you would only see in a warzone.

“It was almost like an act of terror. Look at the faces of the people there. And meanwhile, the officers are running towards the danger, because that’s what we’re told to do,” Rodriguez said.

It was a tragedy, and too many people are caught up in an attitude of “us vs. the police,” Rodriguez said.

“What did Dallas have to do with what happened in other parts of the country and other shootings that are under investigation? We rush to judgment and now the mentality is it’s us vs. them. That’s not true,” Rodriguez said.

Communication needs to start on both ends, Rodriguez said.