Dallas Police Officers Remember The Fallen
Dallas Police Officers Remember the Fallen
Dallas police officers remember the fallen by flying flags half-staff and fastening law enforcement badges from all over the nation to a tree just outside of Dallas police headquarters. Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of a fatal shooting that left five officers dead and families without loved ones.
A Defining Moment
Defined as the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 9/11 attacks, July 7, 2016 marks the date of the police ambush that will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of police officers and communities across the country.
So what happened?
Four Dallas police officers and one transit officer were fatally shot by an Army veteran. Unfortunately, this situation required authorities to use deadly force to kill the man responsible by using a robot-delivered bomb. This is never the route that authorities want to take, but the situation warranted it.
Dallas Police Officers Band Together with the Community
The Dallas Morning News reported nearly 200 people banded together on Friday to honor and remember the fallen officers of that dreadful day.
According to Police Chief U. Renee Hall, the officers may have faced an unthinkable adversity, but they became the “beacon of courage and public service” to law enforcement officers everywhere.