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EOW 7-7-16 Remembering The Dallas Five On The 5th Anniversary

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Dallas is honoring Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Smith; Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Zamarripa, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson, on the fifth anniversary of the fatal ambush that killed these five officers. Local NBC 5 reported that the city of Dallas is holding “ceremonies in honor of the fallen.”

On Twitter, the Dallas Police Department shared snapshots of the somber memorial. At the memorial, streaming live on their Facebook page, Dallas Police Chaplain Phyllis Williams prayed that God would protect the current officers. She prayed that God would prevent other names of Dallas officers from being added to the list.

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Several Dallas Police Department leadership members spoke at the memorial, including Chief of Police Eddie Garcia. Chief Garcia thanked the families, the Dallas Police Department members, and the city leadership for honoring the fallen officers. He said that July 7 would be a day to remember all the officers that proudly put on their uniform to protect the city.

“We are here today because our burdens and sorrows are shared,” said Executive Assistant Chief Albert Martinez.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remarked, “We remember Dallas PD. Let today and every day be a reminder of the risk you face to go to work daily. Thank you to every man and woman who wears the uniform. You are appreciated.”

His office also released a statement saying, “Five years ago, five officers were killed in the line of duty while at a protest in Dallas. Today, and every day we remember the courageous men and women that have sacrificed their lives to keep our communities safe.”

Police departments all over the Dallas area were showing their support for the DPD. The Fort Worth Police Department shared a moving video of an Ft. Worth Police officer laying flowers on the memorial for the Dallas fallen. The tweet said, “We take a moment to remember the #Dallas5 – forever in our hearts and memories. End of Watch: July 7, 2016”

Former Dallas Police Chief and current Chicago Police Superintendent Brown said, “On this July 7th anniversary, I pray that the good Lord provides peace and comfort to the families of the brave and fallen.”

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Garland Police Department tweeted, “May we never forget these five brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice on July 7, 2016. They will forever be in our hearts, prayers, and memories.”

 

 

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