Five police officers from Dallas, Texas – Sgt. Michael Smith, Police Chief Brent Thompson, Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Officer Michael Krol, and Officer Patrick Zamarripa – were assassinated during protests in 2016. Tunnel to Towers raised funds for the families, helping them pay off mortgages or address other family needs.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) police officer, Brent Thompson was a husband, who got married only two weeks before his death to another officer. He is the first DART officer to be killed in the line of duty.