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Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Senior Corporal

Lorne Bradley Ahrens

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 8193

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Killed by officers

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Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Police Officer Michael Krol, Sergeant Michael Smith, and Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa of the Dallas Police Department, and Police Officer Brent Thompson of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department, were shot and killed by an active shooter during a protest in downtown Dallas.

As the protesters walked down Main Street, between South Lamar Street and South Market Street, a sniper opened fire on police officers who were providing security for the event. The man shot a total of 12 officers, killing five and wounding seven.

The subject was cornered in an adjacent parking garage and barricaded himself inside for several hours while he spoke to negotiators, during which time he stated he specifically targeted white police officers. He was killed when the Dallas Police Department's Bomb Squad moved an explosive device to the man's location using a robot and detonated it.

Corporal Ahrens had served with the Dallas Police Department for 14 years and had previously served with the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. His wife also serves with the Dallas Police Department.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Police Officer Brent Alan Thompson
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Patricio E. Zamarripa
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

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Lorne was extremely dedicated and always made the safety of the deputies the priority when I worked with him at Lennox. Knowing that he was on the other end of the radio, reassured the field deps that help was en route.

To Lorne's Family, friends and partners - We share your loss. Be assured that he was a hero in L.A. as well as in Dallas!

Brad Brody, Sgt.
LASO
November 9, 2016

 

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