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Dallas Five Given a Sweet Barbecue Tribute

Tragic Anniversary of Police Ambush Marked by a Heartwarming Fundraiser

BY // 07.02.18

July 7, 2016 marks the tragic day when five Dallas police officers were killed in the line of duty in a horrific ambush. In the aftermath of the tragedy, the Brotherhood of the Fallen (BFTF), an organization that supports and honors those we’ve lost in the line of duty, sent 75 officers to the funerals of the Dallas Five.

Since experiencing the impact of this visit first-hand, Dallas officers have chosen to serve other departments and families in the same manner, resulting in a Dallas chapter of BFTF. In an effort to give back, Ferris Wheelers, Dallas’ down-home, backyard BBQ restaurant, will host a fundraiser in partnership with the BFTF to honor the memory of the Dallas Five.

The event will take place this Saturday, July 7 from 7 pm to midnight.

The BFTF does more than simply provide support. Its primary mission is to send at least two uniformed officers to the funerals of police officers across the country. The group pays for the travel arrangements as well as providing a financial gift for the family of the fallen.

Come for the delectable grub Ferris Wheelers is known for – barbecue mac n’ cheese and honey-brined smoked turkey breast, need I say more? – but stay for the appearances and activities throughout the evening. There will be a silent and live auction, as well as a performance from Ryan Berg and award-winning guitarist Mike “Junior” Clark.

The memorial will consist of the Dallas Police Choir singing the national anthem, while the Dallas Police Honor Guard will present the colors as bagpipers play from the Fort Worth Police Department. It’s sure to be a touching tribute.

Tickets are available to purchase at the door. A $10 ticket includes one BFTF souvenir cup while a $40 ticket comes with the cup, and a dinner plate. To learn more about table sponsorships, email

Ferris Wheelers, 1950 Market Center Blvd.

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