One of their own was gone: The story behind the iconic Dallas ambush photograph

DART police Sgt. Homer Hutchins walked toward the exit of Baylor’s emergency room. Images and sounds from the night flashed in his head. An officer on his knee, pointing a weapon at El Centro College. A young man holding a woman close as they lay facedown on a patch of grass. Voices of radio dispatchers, saying shots had been fired and officers struck. And he thought of what awaited him: the long drive to the wife of a fallen officer. He moved through the hallway with tunnel vision. Just a few more steps to fresh air. Then he saw her. DART police Officer Shamika Sorrells walked through the ER doors toward him. He looked at her and shook his head. One of their own, Officer Brent Thompson, was gone. He held her up as her legs buckled. As she squeezed him, he felt like his spine might come through his…

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