Arlington Police monitor the perimeter of the venue on July 12 where an interfaith tribute was held for the five officers who died in the line of duty last Thursday.
Police officers work to secure the area around the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in preparation for the arrival of the President of the United States.
People begin to gather at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the interfaith memorial service that honored the five officers who lost their lives in last week’s shooting in downtown Dallas.
Officers Michael Krol (left), Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael J. Smith and Patrick Zamarripa lost their lives when Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire at the end of a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas on July 7.
Rabbi Andrew Marc Paley (left), Imam Omar Suleiman and Dr. Sheron C. Patterson spoke at the interfaith memorial service.
President Obama addresses the nation and describes the shooting in Dallas as an event that “has left us wounded and angry and hurt.”
Current and former leaders of the United States stand as the choir commemorates the fallen officers and those impacted by the shooting in downtown Dallas.
President Obama points to the crowd in remarking that “in this audience I see what’s possible when we recognize that we are one American family all deserving of equal treatment.”
President Obama shakes Dallas Police Chief David Brown’s hand in thanking him for his leadership in the face of tragedy due to the shooting on July 7.
Mayor Mike Rawlings (front center) joins leaders in praying for the victims of the Dallas shooting and says he has “never been more proud of my city, our city.”
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the memorial service to honor the fallen officers as well as to urge the American people to “open their hearts and stop the hateful rhetoric” that has plagued the nation.
Crowds of officers and civilians gather outside the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center at the conclusion of the interfaith tribute.