Dallas Stars to Honor Fallen Dallas Officers During Season Opener


Dallas Stars to Honor Fallen Dallas Officers During Season Opener

Dallas, Texas – Retired NHL player Mike Modano takes a jab at the NFL after tweeting an image showing how the Dallas Stars plan to honor the fallen Dallas Police Officers.

The Dallas Stars open their season in Dallas tonight hosting the Anaheim Ducks. The team announced their plan to pay tribute to five Dallas police officers killed in the line of duty back in July of this year at a Black Lives Matter rally.

According to a team’s news release, each of the Star players will display a sticker of a badge on their helmet representing one of the five fallen heroes listed below.

Dart Police Officer Brent Thompson

Dallas Police Officer, Sergeant Michael Smith

Dallas Police Officer Lorne Ahrens

Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol

Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa

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The Stars coach said, “It’s a small way to try to support our community, and our police officers who do such a tremendous job inside our community and try to make it safe for all of us.” Stars coach Lindy Ruff, who was also seen wearing a Dallas Police hat at the teams morning practice, also said, “It was a tragic incident that happened here in Dallas, and this is just a small way for us to try to help support them.”
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Family of fallen DART Officer Brent Thompson, and Dallas Police Sergeant Michael Smith, will take part in the ceremonial puck drop before the game.

The Stars captain Jamie Benn’s helmet will feature the badge of Dallas officer Michael Krol.

Mike Modano, a 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, had a not so subtle message for the NFL. Modano sent out a tweet that read, “Take note @NFL the @DallasStars take care of their own #DPD.” Modano was referring to the NFL denying the Dallas Cowboys’ request to honor the fallen Dallas police officers by wearing “Arm in Arm” decals on their helmet.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the entire Dallas Stars team, Coach Lindy Ruff, and Mike Madano for taking this opportunity to recognize our fallen brothers. This generous gesture is proof that Blue Lives Matter to the Dallas Stars.

  • Jim Beam

    Bravo Dallas Stars, the NHL and Commissioner Gary Bettman. Take note you children in the NFL and Roger Goodell of how RESPECT is shown.

  • cardnut

    Hooray for the Dallas Stars! The NFL hierarchy are just a bunch of PC pussies (pardon my locker-room language) that give in to progressive spinelessness! Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg called out Kaepernick for being stupid and unpatriotic!

  • Carlos Bidet

    Outstanding act Stars! The NFL supports “free speech” in kneeling, but not for showing support of slain police officers in Dallas, or speaking bad about the league. Goodell is a chump, ratings are down for a reason.

    • m.bluth

      I haven’t watched an NFL game since kaeperDICK pulled his stunt.

  • Kevin Curl

    Bravo Dallas Stars and Mike Modano for showing up Not For Long or NFL for those that didn’t get it !

  • Kevin Crawford

    I’m done with the NFL. Never again will I watch or attend a game or buy any merchandise.

  • janet

    Hockey is better.