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On This Date (July 07) 2016 The Deaths of Five Dallas Police Officers

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On This Date (July 07) 2016 The Deaths of Five Dallas Police Officers
July 06, 2021 07:10PM
On This Date (July 07) 2016-Dallas Police Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith, age 55
Dallas Police Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens, age 48
Dallas Police Officer Patricio Zamarripa, age 32
Dallas Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol, age 40
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Officer Brent Alan Thompson, age 43

On this date (July 07) 2016 while assigned to a Black Life Matters Rally being conducted in the area of El Centro Junior College, Main Street and Lamar Street in downtown Dallas. Micah Johnson, a resident of nearby Mesquite, Texas, utilizing an assault type rifle and sniper techniques opened fire on all law enforcement officers in the area resulting in the death of four Dallas Police Officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer. In addition seven other Dallas Police Officers were injured.

A bomb disposal robot was sent into a parking garage nearby where the suspect had taken a second firing position and an explosive device was detonated eliminating the threat and resulting in the death of the suspect.

Sergeant Joseph Michael Smith, a United States Army Veteran was survived by his wife and two children. He was planning on an upcoming retirement from the department. He is interred at Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens who previously served with the Los Angles County Sheriffs Office is survived by his wife (also a Dallas Police Officer) and two children. He is interred at Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

Police Officer Patricio Zamarripa who was a United States Navy Veteran is survived by his father, siblings, wife and one child. He is interred at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol is survived by his parents and siblings. He is interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan.

Police Officer Brent Alan Thompson who was recently married, is survived by his wife and extended family. He is interred in a private cemetery located on the Thompson Family Farm near Corsicana, Texas.
Re: On This Date (July 07) 2016 The Deaths of Five Dallas Police Officers
July 11, 2021 06:26PM
Video reconstruction of this tragedy-click on the link below:
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