BREAKING: Dallas Police stepping up Oak Lawn patrols

Posted on 12 Jun 2016 at 11:54am

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 10.23.30 AMDallas police are increasing patrols around gay bars and other areas in Oak Lawn in response to the mass shooting in Orlando this morning.

Dallas LGBT police liaison Laura Martin said Dallas police have been in touch with federal law enforcement partners. She said there have been no specific threats against Dallas bars, but police are increasing the patrols to support the LGBT community. The added patrols will be paid for with overtime pay.

A vigil for the victims of the Orlando attack will be held this evening (June 12) at 8 p.m. at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road. Martin assured that there will be a good police presence to assure the safety of people planning to attend.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the victims of the attack.

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