The Dallas police chief recited lyrics from Stevie Wonder‘s song “As” to the families of the five officers who were fatally shot last week.
Chief David Brown said Tuesday (July 12) at a memorial service for the five officers who were fatally shot in Dallas last week that he often would find himself at a loss for words as a young man trying to get dates and would use lyrics to express himself.
That’s what he did at the service for the families of those who died.
Brown said, among other lyrics: “Just as hate knows love’s the cure, you can rest your mind assure that I’ll be loving you always.”
Brown received a long, loud standing ovation from those in attendance.
The five who died were shot during a protest against the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Nine officers and two civilians were injured in the attack.