Instructor Jonathan Galloway said some people in his July deaf-only concealed carry class have been waiting for such an opportunity for a decade.
Altogether, the massive funeral procession took about half an hour to pass, as scores of people stopped their vehicles to show respect.
The department recently lost a slew of officers to neighboring cities that offered more money, but some of those vacant positions may be filled soon.
After robbing the business and its patrons, the suspect walked outside but was followed by one of his victims, who was also packing heat.
The emotional gathering included tributes to the five officers killed last week and offered support for their families, friends and fellow brothers in blue.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown encouraged those protesting over recent police shooting to not just remain peaceful, but become part of the solution.
A stolen truck was used to breach the shop’s brick wall and the seven thieves made off with 17 guns.
The inmates said they knew there was a risk involved in breaking out of the cell but there was never a question of whether or not they should help the man.
James Evans said shortly after they showed up, other residents starting bringing them bottled water and snacks.
In an effort to save lives, the last chapter of this week’s mass murder in Dallas came at the hands of a remote-controlled robot in what may be the first such use in this country.