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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)The heartfelt memorial at DPD Headquarters for the officers who were killed in an ambush downtown on July 7, will soon be a part of history.

The Dallas Police Department says it’s thankful for the citizens of Dallas and fellow law enforcement officers from around the world who came to the Jack Evans Police Headquarters to build the memorial in support of the officers.

“Words cannot express the abundance of gratitude and love felt throughout the department,” DPD said in a news release.

Friday morning, the items were quickly gathered and taken indoors as rain came through downtown Dallas.

The Dallas Public Library professional librarians and archivists, along with Dallas Police Department employees, collected the expressions of sympathy placed at Dallas Police Headquarters by thousands of grieving citizens from across our city and country.

The Dallas Police Department and the City of Dallas say they will “ensure that these sincere and profound messages of sorrow and support for our brave officers are available for others to see in the future. We will never forget the bravery and sacrifice of our officers on that day. All handwritten messages and non-perishable items will be documented, preserved, and stored in the library’s History and Archives Collection.”

Mourners sing and clap their hands at the Dallas Police memorial for officers killed in the recent sniper attack in Dallas, Texas on July 10, 2016. (credit: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mourners sing and clap their hands at the Dallas Police memorial for officers killed in the recent sniper attack in Dallas, Texas on July 10, 2016. (credit: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The memorial will be completely removed on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

“This overwhelming show of support by the community has helped all of the officers during this difficult time,” the news release went on to say. “We ask that you continue to pray for Dallas.”

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