Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol

Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 2016

Michael Leslie Krol

Police Officer Michael Krol, Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, 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 college building 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.

Officer Krol had served with the Dallas Police Department for nine years and had previously served with the Wayne County, Michigan, Sheriff's Office for four years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 9217

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Killed by officers

ambush, sniper

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Brother, it’s late. I just got home from a 16 hour day. For some reason a memory popped in my head. A Traffic stop. You had stopped a car at a gas station down at Southwest. I stopped to cover you on my way to the house. I can still see your smile man. You told me you were good. Just giving some quick tix for registration. Not a day goes by I don’t think about you. I appreciate you watching over me.

SrCpl JD Smith 9219
Dallas PD

June 1, 2018

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