DALLAS (AP) — Flags have been lowered to half-staff and law
enforcement badges from across the country were fastened to a tree
outside of Dallas police headquarters as Saturday marked the two-year
anniversary of a shooting attack that left five officers dead.
The date of the police ambush
, July 7, 2016, is defined as the deadliest day for U.S. law
enforcement since the Sept. 11 attacks. An Army veteran fatally shot
four Dallas police officers and one transit officer before authorities
killed him using a robot-delivered bomb.
The Dallas Morning News reports nearly 200 people gathered for a ceremony Friday to honor the fallen officers, along with another killed in the line of duty
earlier this year. Police Chief U. Renee Hall says department personnel
faced adversity but became the "beacon of courage and public service"
to law enforcement officers.