David Brown has delivered a speech well worth a standing ovation, and that is what he received. This man is incredible. Such an honorable leader.
Gentle Spirit, DPD Chief David Brown may B our modern day Martin Luther King, Jr., and can calm the fears in
— USA Christian (@MargaretMcgui16) July 12, 2016
Dallas Police Chief David Brown gave what many are calling a moving and historic speech at the Dallas police memorial for five fallen police officers. Brown’s words – which included a powerful recitation of Stevie Wonder lyrics – moved the audience, including a president and former president, to its feet.
“Calm at the center of crisis,” The New York Times has said of Brown. On social media, the praise for the speech flooded in, with one woman comparing Brown to a modern Martin Luther King Jr. and others praising his eloquence, steady hand, and unifying persona in a divided America.
Watch Brown speak at the memorial here:
#DavidBrownForPresident I mean it. Write this man's name on your ballot.
— Jonathan Whitt (@jonathanlwhitt) July 12, 2016
WATCH: Dallas Police Chief David Brown receives standing ovation at memorial for fallen officers. https://t.co/A5XAWFbleW
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 12, 2016