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Police Officer Patricio E. Zamarripa | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Patricio E. Zamarripa

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 10112

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Killed by officers

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Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa, Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Police Officer Michael Krol, Sergeant Michael Smith, 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.

Officer Zamarripa was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, and stepson.

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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

Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens
Dallas 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

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Thinking of you today. I remember you riding with me on "Little T" and always being in a good mood. Running across I-30 after Agg Robbery suspect. You are a hero and always will be in my heart and mind. RIP Brother.

Officer Rich DallaTorre
DPD 07-15 Irving PD Present
December 1, 2016

 

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