Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country have joined with Navy personnel to honor Patrick Zamarripa, one of the officers slain last week in Dallas by a gunman. A traditional Catholic funeral service was held Saturday in Fort Worth for the 32-year-old Zamarripa, who served eight years on active duty in the Navy and then in the reserves before joining the police force. Dallas police Chief David Brown told those gathered that Zamarripa's service to his community was deeply personal because he was willing to give his life to help others. Zamarripa was one of the five officers killed during a march protesting recent fatal shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana by police. Funerals for the other officers were held earlier in the week.
Dallas police detain a driver after several police officers were shot in downtown Dallas, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Snipers apparently shot police officers during protests and some of the officers are dead, the city's police chief said in a statement. Two civilians were also wounded. Three suspects in the shootings were later apprehended, the Dallas Police Department said early Friday, and officers engaged in a standoff and traded gunfire with a fourth suspect inside a downtown parking garage. Shortly after sunrise on Friday, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings confirmed this suspect was killed after officers used explosives to "blast him out."
Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven wounded in a coordinated sniper attack during an anti-police brutality protest Thursday, an explosion of violence that President Obama declared a "vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement." Three people were in custody and one suspect dead as local police and federal authorities raced to determine a motive and whether more people were involved in what was the nation's deadliest day for police since 9/11. The suspects were not cooperating, officials said. Law enforcement veterans told Fox News the attack was clearly coordinated and showed an alarming degree of planning and sophistication. "It's a heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas," Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
DALLAS – Nearly a week after five officers were killed by a gunman in Dallas, memorial services for three of them drew thousands of mourners Wednesday. Services were held for Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Brent Thompson, Dallas police Sgt. Lorne Ahrens -- all three slain in downtown Dallas Thursday by a sniper during a march to protest recent fatal shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana by police. The two other services are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The service for Thompson, 43, drew hundreds of law enforcement officers in crisp formal uniforms to The Potter's House, the Dallas megachurch headed by celebrity Bishop T.D. Jakes.