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.
Lorne Ahrens was an affectionate, open-hearted friend, husband, and father of two. He had been with the Dallas PD for 14 years and is survived by his wife, Katrina; a Dallas PD detective.