Today at the memorial speech for the five slain officers who gave their lives protecting protesters, Dallas Police Chief David Brown received a standing ovation for his contribution to the memory of the fallen after reading lyrics from a 1976 Stevie Wonder song.
During his speech today, Chief Brown was cheered and applauded after reciting a song titled “As” that was originally written and performed by Stevie Wonder. The lyrics that he chose to quote were a beautiful and oratorical remembrance for the families and mourners of the police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty last Thursday. The words of the song implies the love one has for the object of that love will never diminish by saying that he will love until the physically impossible becomes true.
The impossible feats of physical change include rainbows burning stars out of the sky, dolphins flying and the days and nights switching places. These expressions of love are possibly the most one could express without actually giving their life for another as the officers did while protecting the people of Dallas that they did not even know – people who are following a movement that often calls for harm to officers.
Brown began reciting halfway through the song, “We all know sometimes life’s hates and troubles can make you wish you were born in another time and space” he continued, “but you can bet your lifetimes that and twice its double that God knew exactly where He wanted you to be placed.”
“So make sure that when you say you’re in it… but not of it… you’re not helping to make this Earth a place sometimes called hell.” Watch the full recitation of the Stevie Wonder song by Chief of Police David Brown below.
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Chief Brown is a 30 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. He commands a department of over 4,000 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $426 million dollars, one of the largest in the nation.