One year later: Reflecting on the Downtown shooting that left five police officers dead

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

One year after a peaceful protest erupted into chaos and five police officers were killed, Dallas is still coming to terms with the deadliest police shooting since 9/11. 

Today, the city honors DART officer Brent Thompson, Sgt. Michael Smith, Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, officer Patrick Zamarripa and officer Michael Krol.

As their families celebrate their lives and mourn their loss, community members took to social media to reflect on the tragedy and offer words of encouragement.

Here’s what they had to say.

District 13 City Councilwoman Jennifer S. Gates:

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey:

MountainView College:

“Real Housewives of Dallas” star LeeAnne Locken:

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