SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York (CBSDFW.COM) – A police officer in New York is honoring the memory of the five officers who died in Dallas during the July 7 ambush by naming its newest K9 officer Dallas V.
On it’s Facebook Page, Suffolk County Police explain how lives of five officers in Dallas were taken too soon in a “cowardly, vicious attack. The shooting sent ripples through the entire law enforcement family across this country and served as a stark reminder of the sacrifice officers make to protect their communities each and every day.”
At the time of the ambush, SCPD’s K9 Unit had just started training a one-year-old German Shepherd to join its police force.
In honor of the officers who were killed on that day, Officer Kenneth Michaels decided to name his new partner Dallas V.
“It is our hope that Dallas V helps to preserve the memory of the fallen officers: Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Officer Michael Krol, Sgt. Michael Smith, DART Officer Brent Thompson and Officer Patrick Zamarripa. #DallasStrong,” the post concluded.
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