Sgt. Michael Smith to be remembered at public funeral today


Friday, Deputy Wesley spoke on their experience by saying, "We are very thankful that Sheriff Reece gave us the opportunity to travel to Dallas and honor the fallen officers, their families, and the Dallas Police Department".

Rev. Rick Owen recounted the story of how Officer Lorne Ahrens met his wife, Katrina.

During his speech at the memorial on Tuesday, President Obama reminded Americans that Smith was the father of two girls and that he loved to play softball with them.

The men were among five officers shot to death last week during an ambush by a black gunman who said he was acting in revenge for recent shootings of black Americans by white police officers.

The 43-year-old former Marine and father of six was married just a few weeks ago to a fellow Officer.

The family held a private service for Smith on Wednesday.

A funeral for Dallas police Sr. Cpl.

The five men were murdered during a protest attended by hundreds of people was staged against the police killings of two black men earlier in the week; Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

In the Dallas suburb of Plano, mourners were told of Ahrens' work with the Los Angeles County sheriff's department and time as semipro football player before moving to Texas and joining the Dallas police force.

Law enforcement officers have arrested demonstrators who were blocking rush hour traffic on an interstate in downtown Minneapolis.

A public memorial service was held at noon Thursday for slain Dallas Police officer Michael Smith.

Ahrens' funeral will take place in Plano. Nine officers and two civilians were injured in the attack. Dallas police officer Senior Cpl. There will be a balloon launch to honor the slain officers as well.

There will be a procession following the service and traffic going on the LBJ Freeway will be affected between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The procession will leave the church and go eastbound toward Greenville Avenue toward Restland Memorial Park, where Smith will be buried.

The first funeral services were held on Wednesday for three of the five policemen that were shot during a protest in Dallas.



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