Dallas Strong: DPD honors fallen officers

Dallas Police gathered for an intimate show of solidarity as they remembered the five lives lost in a deliberate attack on police one year ago. 

Two officers embrace in an emotional hug following a moment of silence in front of DPD headquarters. 

Two officers embrace in an emotional hug following a moment of silence in front of DPD headquarters. 

At 10 a.m across the entire state of Texas, law enforcement lit their red and blue patrol lights for one minute under the order of Governor Greg Abbott. As to be expected, the scene at Dallas Police headquarters lasted far beyond the mandated 60 seconds. 

Officers could be seen several minutes following the moment of silence, eyes locked toward the skyline of Dallas, as they recalled the nation's largest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. Their heartfelt display of support was followed by tears of sadness, tight hugs, and the respectful bowing of heads in prayer and reflection. 

The pain of that day still proved to be fresh in the hearts of these brothers and sisters in black and blue. 

The officers killed in the Dallas ambush on July 7, 2016 are as follows: 

Lorne Ahrens, 48

Michael Krol, 40

Michael Smith, 55

Brent Thompson, 43

Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa, 32

May we honor and remember these heroes for their service to our communities... and may a tragedy of this horrific nature never happen again. 

Officers look toward the Dallas skyline from DPD

Officers look toward the Dallas skyline from DPD

A string of officers could be seen lining the streets with their patrol lights on several minutes beyond the state-mandated moment of silence. 

A string of officers could be seen lining the streets with their patrol lights on several minutes beyond the state-mandated moment of silence. 

Officers walk side by side as they return to work following the moment of silence for fallen officers.

Officers walk side by side as they return to work following the moment of silence for fallen officers.

In a show of support, police badges from across the nation could be found pinned to a tree at a memorial on DPD grounds. 

In a show of support, police badges from across the nation could be found pinned to a tree at a memorial on DPD grounds. 

Flags fly at half staff in front of DPD headquarters

Flags fly at half staff in front of DPD headquarters

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Blue ribbons surround every tree on DPD property. 

Blue ribbons surround every tree on DPD property.