One year ago today, the brave men and women of the Dallas Police Department unknowingly embarked on what is globally known as the greatest loss of life in law enforcement since September 11, 2001. We were ambushed on our own streets and the City of Dallas lost five officers. Those remaining placed themselves and their emotions aside and fought the good fight until the threat was overcome.
Every day, but especially today, we remember the men who sacrificed their lives for the safety of the citizens of Dallas, the men who left behind their loved ones to protect people they did not even know.
Though we mourn, we will continue to serve the citizens and provide a safe environment for the City of Dallas. We recognize that we could not have made it through this year without the unwavering support from not only the citizens of Dallas, but from citizens the world over.