Dallas Honors Fallen Officers Against Backdrop Of July Attack

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Dallas Police Department and city leaders held a ceremony to honor fallen officers as part of the annual Police Memorial Day.

Dozens of officers, city officials and members of the public gathered Wednesday for a march and ceremony at the city’s police memorial site just 10 months after five law enforcement officers were killed and seven others injured in a sniper attack on July 7, 2016 in downtown Dallas.

“I know it doesn’t matter how long it’s been but the pain is real. The pain feels like it was yesterday. We grieve with you we share your pain,” said Interim Police Chief David Pughes.

The four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed in what was the deadliest attack on police officers in the United States since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Wednesday’s event followed a national memorial service Monday in Washington, D.C. that was attended by about 200 Dallas officers.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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