Local Community Honors Fallen Dallas Officers Thursday

Lorne Ahrens and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson were laid to rest.

"We grieve his loss, we honor his courage", the Dart chief, James Spiller, told a crowd of hundreds of officers from departments around the city and as far as Canada and England, at the Potter's House church.

The officers slain in Dallas last week were patrolling a demonstration decrying the killings by police of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, outside St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard team flew out of the Sacramento International Airport Tuesday evening, on their way to the attend the funerals of the five officers ambushed in Dallas, Texas last week. Lorne Ahrens at Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Sgt. Smith will receive another service on Thursday, in the church where he worked as a security guard.

DALLAS (AP) — Nearly a week after five officers were killed by a gunman in Dallas, memorial services for three of them drew thousands of mourners Wednesday.

Funerals for the other two slain officers, Michael Krol, 40, and Patrick Zamarripa, 32, are expected later in the week.

Several police departments from suburbs surrounding Dallas will monitor the streets so DPD officers can attend the funerals of the fallen.

The memorials come a day after President Barack Obama traveled to Dallas - at the invitation of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings - to comfort mourners at a joint, interfaith memorial service and to challenge them to "reject despair" and to pray for each other. She concluded with a message about her husband's killer, "To the coward that tried to break me and my brothers and sisters...know you're hate made us stronger". He is survived by his wife and two daughters. The former US Army Ranger joined the Dallas PD in 1989 and once earned a "Cops' Cop" award from the Dallas Police Association, ABC News reported. He is the first DART officer killed in the line of duty. "What I've seen of this country and its people, their goodness and decency, as president of the United States", he said. Lorne Ahrens have told law enforcement officers from as far away as Canada that Ahrens was a "supersized can of kickass" who was a voracious reader with an intelligence that was equal to his size.

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