Beyonce Honors Deceased Dallas Police Officers + These Are the Slain Officers [VIDEO]

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Beyonce has taken to Instagram, posting a message honoring the Dallas police officers who were killed this week during the protest. See her message below.

The five slain officers were identified on Friday. Dallas Police Officers Lorne Ahrens, a 14-year veteran of the department, and Michael Smith, a 27-year veteran, were both killed, according to local media reports and Smith’s sister.

CNN affiliate WDIV said Dallas officer Michael Krol was killed. The last two officers were Dallas officer Patrick Zamarripa and DART Police officer Brent Thompson.

Police have said at least 10 officers were shot by a sniper and one officer was shot in a shootout at the parking garage. It’s not clear where the 12th officer was shot.

 

As previously reported, the ambush began with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed.

Investigators identified the dead attacker as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, a military veteran who’d served in Afghanistan.
Police said they searched his home Friday afternoon and found bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics. Investigators are analyzing information in the journal, a police statement said.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Friday afternoon that investigators determined Johnson was

the lone shooter in this incident.

These are three of the slain officers, according to NBC News.

Brent Thompson was the first of the Dallas ambush victims to be identified. Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Brent Thompson was the first of the Dallas ambush victims to be identified. Dallas Area Rapid Transit

 

Patrick Zamarripa is pictured in this undated family handout photo. Zamarripa, an U.S. Navy veteran, is one of the officers killed in an attack in which five police officers were shot dead at a protest decrying police shootings of black men, according to media reports and his friends on social media. Courtesty of Hector Zamarripa / Reuters

Patrick Zamarripa is pictured in this undated family handout photo. Zamarripa, an U.S. Navy veteran, is one of the officers killed in an attack in which five police officers were shot dead at a protest decrying police shootings of black men, according to media reports and his friends on social media. Courtesty of Hector Zamarripa / Reuters

 

Dallas police shooting victim Michael Smith.

Dallas police shooting victim Michael Smith.

 

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Authored by: Kellie Williams