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Proposed Memorial For Dallas Police Officers Killed On July 7 Awaits City Council’s Approval

Jun 21, 2017

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Plans for a permanent memorial honoring the five Dallas police officers killed on July 7 last year have been drawn. Now, they just need the OK from Dallas City Council, which will take up the matter in a meeting a week from today, the Dallas Observer reports.  

The proposed limestone sculpture, designed by local artist Barvo Walker, would stand 10 to 12 feet tall and feature a bronze relief depicting Dallas police officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa and Michael Smith and DART officer Brent Thompson — along with the Dallas skyline.


Barvo Walker's rendering for the proposed Dallas police memorial.
Credit City of Dallas


The families of the fallen officers and the police department have approved the memorial, according to the Dallas Morning News.


The $400,000 sculpture would reside outside Jack Evans Police Headquarters in the Cedars. An anonymous group of donors plans to cover the cost of the memorial plus $40,000 for its maintenance.

[Dallas Observer, The Dallas Morning News]

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