NY officer names K-9 after fallen Dallas officers

The Suffolk County Police Department in New York has named a 1-year-old police dog 'Dallas V'


By Sarah Philips
The Dallas Morning News

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.— The five officers slain in an ambush in downtown Dallas last month have been honored with a living reminder of loyal service.

The Suffolk County Police Department in New York has named a 1-year-old police dog Dallas V as a tribute to the officers' sacrifice.

"It is our hope that Dallas V helps to preserve the memory of the fallen officers," the Long Island department said on Facebook.

The dog's name was chosen by his partner, Officer Kenneth Michaels.

The police department's canine section had just begun training the German shepherd when DART Officer Brent Thompson and Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith, Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens and Officers Patricio "Patrick" E. Zamarripa and Michael Krol were slain July 7.

The Suffolk force also sent 25 of its officers to attend the slain officers' funerals.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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