Dallas Police honoring fallen officers with tribute video

5 police officers killed in shooting July 7
Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 20:15:48-04

DALLAS, Texas -- The Dallas Police Department is honoring the five fallen officers killed by a sniper during a Black Lives Matter protest in early July. 

Dallas Police officer Patrick Zamarripa, 32, Officer Micheal Krol, 40, Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, 48, Sgt. Michael Smith, 55, and Dallas Transit Authority Officer Brent Thompson, 43, were all killed in the shooting July 7.

The department posted a video online in tribute to those five brave men on its website. 

Officer Zamarripa was the father of a 2-year-old. He survived three tours in Iraq. 

Officer Krol formerly worked as a jail officer in Michigan. According to his family, becoming a police officer was his lifelong dream. 

Senior Cpl. Ahrens was a 14-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department and a former semi-pro football player. He made it through surgery after the shooting but died due to complications. 

Sgt. Smith was a father of two girls. He was a former Army Ranger and had reportedly recently discussed retirement. 

Officer Thompson had previously trained police in Iraq and Afghanistan. He'd married a fellow member of DART two weeks before he was killed. He became the first officer killed in the line of duty in DART's history. 

Seven more police officers and two civilians were injured in the attack.

The gunman was killed after a standoff with police the same night of the shooting.