Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings along with representatives from the Assist the Officer Foundation and The Dallas Foundation announced today that about $10 million was raised for the wounded officers and families of the fallen officers from the July 7, 2016 ambush.
Trusts have been created for the families of Dallas Police Department Sergeant Michael Smith, Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Patricio Zamarripa, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson.
From t-shirt sales and fundraisers to lemonade stands, people across the world felt compelled to show their support for these families. The donations came from individuals from every state in the U.S. and all over the world, including Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, and Australia.
Words cannot accurately express the amount of gratitude and pride felt by the members of the Dallas Police Department. When our department, our city, and our country were struck by such a terrible tragedy, the love and kindness that poured out from our community was the only thing that held us together. We will never be able to have our brothers back with us, but we can rest comfortably and continue to do our jobs knowing that their loved ones will be taken care of. Thank you again!