‘Honor Chair’ presented to DART

By Mark Ball

A San Antonio nonprofit organization that honors fallen first responders by building special wooden chairs in their honor has presented a chair to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department. 

Paulette and Sam Thompson, parents of fallen officer Brent A. Thompson, attended the dedication ceremony.
Photo courtesy of DART

 The organization, Saving a Hero’s Place, presented the honor chair Friday, July 5, at DART Police Headquarters with Thompson’s family in attendance.

Thompson was the first DART police officer killed in the line of duty three years ago on July 7, 2016 after a protest march in downtown Dallas turned violent. His heroism led to President Donald Trump posthumously presenting him with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor on May 22, 2019.

The honor chair will be placed in Thompson’s memory where roll call is held each day at police headquarters. 

For more information about DART or the honor chair program, visit dart.org.