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Candlelight vigil held for fallen officer Rogelio Santander


DALLAS — The city of Dallas has been here before. It was just two years ago the city lost five officers to a shooting downtown. On Tuesday, the Dallas Police Department lost another officer on duty. When that happens, the hurt is felt publicly. Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil for Officer Rogelio Santander at the Northeast Patrol Station Thursday night. “He is not an officer anymore. He is a hero,” a Dallas Police Captain said. The Santander family sat up front. The families of DPD Officer Crystal Almeida and loss prevention officer Scott Painter were also at the vigil. Both are recovering and are in stable condition at Texas Health Presbyterian. “It’s OK to not be OK, because this is not normal,” Dallas Police Department Chief Renee Hall said. Rogelio was described as a man of few words who loved jokes, but mostly loved his job. “We need more Rogelios,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.

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