Dallas Police Department, Texas • Line of Duty Death: July 7, 2016
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.
Michael Krol worked tirelessly for years to realize his dream to be a Dallas PD police officer. He achieved his goals in 2008 becoming an officer when he was 32. He had been on the force for eight years when he was killed.