Three of the Dallas officers who gave their life Thursday night have been identified, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, and Brent Thompson.
Family members of Patrick Zamarripa have taken to social media to post tributes.
“My son is a police officer in Dallas … my son was shot and killed by a sniper along with four other police officers,” Rick Zamarripa wrote in a Facebook post early Friday. “I’m still at the hospital here at Parkland Hospital to see him be moved to the medical examiner’s office.”
Brent Thompson, 43, was just married two weeks ago and is the first officer to be killed in the line of duty for DART since it began in 1989.
Krol served three tours in Iraq and worked for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in the county jail system from 2003 to 2007. He moved to Dallas in 2007 where he became a police officer in the Dallas Police Department.
“We are saddened by the loss of the dedicated officers in Dallas-one of whom was a former member of this agency-and also the wounding of the other officers,” Sheriff Beny Napoleon said in a statement. “Those officers made the ultimate sacrifice and died honoring their oaths to protect and serve. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and also the Dallas Police Department.”