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Five years have passed since the July 7, 2016 ambush on police in Dallas left five officers dead, including Corsicana's Brent Thompson.
Over two and a half years since former District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson passed away, his memory continues to influence those he touched. Through his work and as a volunteer for numerous charitable events and organizations, Thompson left a lasting legacy in Navarro County.
Street dance organizer Mark Watson told his cousin and outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver he wanted to help build a statue in his honor in downtown Corsicana, although he hoped it would be finished while the singer-songwriter was alive to see it.
While not in the top 10 news stories, these stories focus on individuals from Corsicana who have made an impact in both our community and in entertainment.
We routinely say that our police officers and first responders are heroes. Yet, sometimes we take the heroism of our first responders for granted.
Officers from Dallas and DART joined local law enforcement agencies as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department and friends and family of the late Brent Thompson unveiled a bronze statue in his honor Saturday, July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street.
Officers from Dallas and DART were in attendance as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department joined friends and family of the late Brent Thompson to unveil a bronze statue in his honor Saturday, July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street.