DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The city of Dallas is preparing to remember the five police officers shot and killed during an ambush downtown on July 7, 2016.
Sunday night, downtown Dallas buildings will by lit up in blue.READ MORE: North Texas Law Enforcement Disappointed In Gov. Abbott's Veto Of Domestic Violence Education Bill
Dallas Police Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith and Patrick Zamarripa, and DART Officer Brent Thompson were killed in the line of duty in deadliest attack on law enforcement in the United States since September 11, 2001.READ MORE: Dallas County DA Reverses Plans To Seek Death Penalty For Alleged Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir
The ambush happened as a peaceful protest against police brutality was coming to an end.
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The Dallas Police Department is also planning a tribute to the fallen officers on Monday.