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Dallas Ambush

On July 7, 2016, Dallas police officers were ambushed and fired upon leading to five officers being killed — Sergeant Michael Smith, Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Patrick Zamarripa and Officer Brent Thompson — and nine others injured. It was the deadliest day for American law enforcement since the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The gunman was ultimately killed by an EOD robot armed with an explosive device.

Police1 coverage of the horrific attack included lessons learned from the incident, emotional wellness after the ambush and common factors in ambush wins.

An account told through the eyes of those at the center of the events of July 7, 2016, when five Dallas police officers were ambushed and killed and 11 injured
Here are the events and technologies the P1 team and our readership viewed as having the most significant impact on the profession in the last decade
How police departments can train officers for the potential of a Dallas-style ambush attack, as well as build resiliency within their agencies
The program was launched to address what officers experienced in the shootings’ aftermath and every day
There will be a memorial service, march and candlelight tribute for the five officers who were fatally shot
The sculpture showing the faces of the fallen officers was revealed in front of police headquarters Monday
Stress and long-term trauma are a growing concern in LE
The officer is suing the social media giants claiming their platforms knowingly supported terrorist groups
Officers were upset with the message from a movement promoted by the new CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
“You are loved. You are missed. You are remembered,” Chief U. Renee Hall said
The measure aims to make it a federal crime to knowingly cause or attempt injury because of the “actual or perceived status” that the person is an LEO
A grand jury has declined to charge Dallas officers for the death of a gunman who killed five LEOs
William Thompson called 911 early Monday morning and said he was planning to kill himself
The documentary was played for the families of the fallen officers during the 2017 memorial service. Watch it in full below
Dallas’ chief position had been vacant since October, when Chief David Brown retired from the department
A mural erected a month ago to honor five law enforcement officers who died in a sniper attack in downtown Dallas violates city code, according to city inspectors
The investigation will go before a grand jury to decide whether there was proper use of force during the incident that culminated in the shooter being killed by an explosives-carrying robot
In any ambush situation, know that you are better trained, better armed and better motivated than even the most hardened adversary
She hopes her experience as a black woman whose life was saved by police at a Black Lives Matter protest helps bridge the gap
“One of the most powerful things you can do is teach people that it’s OK to be human. It’s not possible to walk through this profession and come out unscarred”
The president of the Dallas Police Association claims officers were told to avoid looking “militaristic”
An analysis of recent ambush wins shows the reasons for victories jump off the pages because they are virtually all alike
We asked street officers and supervisors to weigh in on a number of topics – from use of force to career satisfaction
P1 and LSU’s survey revealed differences in opinion among supervisors and street cops, female and male cops as well as LEOs of different races
We’ve gathered key findings in three critical areas: use of force, community relations and the mental health impact of events like Ferguson and Dallas
The issue with rewarding LEOs for showing “great restraint” when it comes to UOF is that it evaluates quality of outcome, not necessarily quality of decision
A total of 3,346 responses from verified sworn LE professionals revealed data that supports two narratives that had heretofore relied heavily on anecdotal evidence
It was the hug seen ‘round the world – a moment of peace following two days of unrest in Charlotte