The heartfelt memorial at DPD Headquarters to the City’s fallen officers will soon be a part of history. The members of the Dallas Police Department are thankful for the citizens of Dallas and fellow law enforcement officers from around the world who came to the Jack Evans Police Headquarters to build the memorial in support of the officers. Words cannot express the abundance of gratitude and love felt throughout the department.
This morning the items were quickly gathered and transported indoors as rain and wet weather came through downtown Dallas. The Dallas Public Library professional librarians and archivists, along with Dallas Police Department employees, collected the expressions of sympathy placed at Dallas Police Headquarters by thousands of grieving citizens from across our city and country. The Dallas Police Department and the City of Dallas will ensure that these sincere and profound messages of sorrow and support for our brave officers are available for others to see in the future. We will never forget the bravery and sacrifice of our officers on that day. All handwritten messages and non-perishable items will be documented, preserved, and stored in the library’s History and Archives Collection. The memorial will be completely removed on Sunday, July 17, 2016. This overwhelming show of support by the community has helped all of the officers during this difficult time. We ask that you continue to pray for Dallas.