Local law enforcement on way to Dallas for funerals
Brownsburg, Ind. – Four officers from the Brownsburg Police Department are driving to Dallas to attend the funeral of the one of the officers killed by a sniper during a protest last week.
They left at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“One, we want to show support for our brothers and sisters down there, and two, we want to show we’re not going to be intimidated,” said Brownsburg Police Department Captain Ben Pyatt.
“We did the same thing when the New York officers were shot and killed. The outpouring was amazing there in New York, and I don’t expect it to be any different in Dallas.”
Capt. Pyatt and his fellow officers have also felt an outpouring of support since the attack on the Dallas officers.
“This town is awesome. Serving Brownsburg, it’s no surprise to us, the outpouring. People bringing in food, buying us food, everywhere we go, thanking us for what we do. That’s no surprise here.”
They didn’t ask for any donations to make the trip to Dallas, but residents donated $800 anyway.
Some Indiana State Police troopers are headed to Dallas Wednesday morning to attend funerals as well. They are taking flags to give to the families of the fallen officers.