The identities of the five Dallas police officers killed in Thursday night’s attack have all been released. They died protecting the rights of the Black Lives Matter protesters… to protest against police officers.
Dallas Police Officers salute as their fellow slain officers are driven away from the hospital:
BRENT THOMPSON, 43, had been a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer for nearly seven years, and was the first officer killed during the attack Thursday evening. Thompson just got married within the past two weeks, and his spouse was a fellow transit officer.
Thompson was a father of six children from his first marriage, and a grandfather.
According to his LinkedIn profile, prior to joining the Dallas Police force, he was an International Police Liaison officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, responsible for training and mentoring the local police forces in both countries.
PATRICK ZAMARRIPA, 32, was a U.S. Navy veteran who had served three tours in Iraq, and was a proud dad to two small children, a step-son and a daughter. He had been with the Dallas Police Department for about five years. His last personal twitter post was on July 4. He wrote, “Happy Birthday to the greatest country on the face of this planet. My beloved America!”
His grieving father posted this message from the hospital Thursday night after learning his son had been killed:
MICHAEL KROL, 40, moved to Dallas from Detroit to join the Dallas police force in 2007. He had previously worked as a sheriff’s deputy in the Detroit area.
LORNE AHRENS was a 14-year veteran of the police force and leaves behind a wife.
“His colleagues today at the LASD are describing him as the type of person who always had a smile on his face and greeted you with kind regard. They said he was an incredible dispatcher who served the patrol deputies in the field well by always looking out for them and taking officer safety into account when dispatching calls for service.”
MIKE SMITH leaves behind his wife of 17 years and two teenage daughters. He had been with the DPD since 1989, according to his sister.
Three other Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers were wounded, but expected to recover: Omar Cannon, 44; Misty McBride, 32; and Jesus Retana, 39.
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