Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Smith laid to rest in public service
DALLAS – A somber day in Dallas Thursday as the community said its final farewell to Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Smith.
Smith and four other officers were fatally shot last week during a protest against the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Nine officers and two civilians were injured in the attack.
Hundereds gathered from every corner of the country to mourn and honor Smith at a Dallas church where he worked security..
Following the service, a funeral procession took Smith to his final resting place in the Garden of Honor at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Smith was an Army Ranger before joining the Dallas police force in 1989. He once received a "Cops' Cop" award from the Dallas Police Association.
Smith, his wife and their two daughters were members of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch, north of Dallas, where his memorial service was held Wednesday.
Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol's funeral is set for Friday, and Dallas police Officer Patrick Zamarripa's funeral will be held Saturday.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick launched a fundraising drive for the families of the fallen Dallas officers. Click here to donate.
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