Dallas, TX – In July of 2016, five officers were slain and seven were injured in an unprecedented attack on American Law Enforcement. Officer Brent Thompson, Officer Patrick Zamarripa, Officer Michael Kroll, Officer Michael Smith, Officer Lorne Ahrens, were shot and killed amidst a horrible demonstration of violence. This loss of life was felt through the city, the state, and throughout the whole country. The men were respected heroes, fathers, husbands, and absolute inspirations.
When this devastating news reached us at Thin Blue Line USA, we worked quickly to begin a fundraiser for the families. The Stand with Dallas fundraiser became the priority, and every purchase became an opportunity for a nation of supporters to show their love for the fallen heroes. The surge of orders and donations was met with a temporary staff increase to ensure every shirt was delivered on schedule. Through the amazing generosity of Dallas and law enforcement supporters, we were able to raise $23,329 to donate to the fund established in the families names.
Looking forward to 2017, we want everyone to take a moment and reflect upon the service of these great men. Their lives were torn away from us too early, but their defense of their community saved countless more. There are still many ways to assist the families including a Memorial Ride, a direct donation, or our ongoing Stand with Dallas Fundraiser. We thank the fallen officers of Dallas for their service, may they rest in peace.
To read more about Thin Blue Line USA's efforts to support fallen officers please click here.
To take part in our ongoing fallen officer fundraisers through our Give Blue campaign, please click here.