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 Smith was a well-rounded family man and dedicated Dallas PD Sergeant. Before joining the force, Sgt. Smith was a U.S Army Ranger. When he was off-duty with the Dallas PD, he volunteered as a security guard at Watermark Community Church.