The Stories of 5 Fallen Dallas Officers

The five fallen Dallas-area officers killed Thursday were remembered today for sacrificing their lives in the line of duty. All were killed during a protest in downtown Dallas that was ambushed by at least one sniper — the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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The five fallen Dallas-area officers killed Thursday were remembered today for sacrificing their lives in the line of duty. All were killed during a protest in downtown Dallas that was ambushed by at least one sniper — the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Seven other officers were wounded, and most have been released from the hospital, NBC News reports.

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Lorne Ahrens

Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, 48, served 14 years on the Dallas Police Department.

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Michael Krol

Krol, an eight-year Dallas Police Department veteran, was a former jail worker with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in Michigan from 2003 to 2007. All the 40-year-old suburban Detroit native ever wanted was to become was a police officer — and he set his sights on Dallas, family said.

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Michael Smith

Sgt. Michael Smith was known as a cop’s cop and had the award to prove it from the Dallas Police Association.

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Brent Thompson

Thompson, 43, was the first officer killed in the line of duty in the 27-year history of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority, or DART.

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Patrick Zamarripa

Zamarripa, a six-year Dallas Police Department veteran, served eight years in active duty with the U.S. Navy and another five years in the reserves. He was a Petty Officer 2nd Class and Master at Arms in the U.S. and Iraq, where he survived three tours of duty. The married father of a 2-year-old daughter was a devoted family man.

 

 

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