Saturday, July 7, marks the two-year anniversary of the 7/7 Dallas police ambush where five officers where killed in the line of duty.
Marked as the deadliest attack on U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001, an armed man opened fire near the end of a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas.
The events below are to honor and remember those we lost on July 7, 2016.
Events on Friday July 6:
Jack Evans Police Headquarters main entrance at 1400 Lamar St. 10:30 a.m.
A ceremony will be held to honor the officers who were killed in the line of duty two years ago. The ceremony will include prayer, remarks by Chief Renee Hall, a moment of silence and a balloon release.
Events Saturday July 7:
Run for the Blue Dallas 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk
This free 5K starts at 8 a.m. at Trinity Groves, 3011 Guiden Lane. It will benefit injured police officers and their families. Donations are encouraged to nonprofit Blue Guardian Foundation. Go here for more information.
The Fallen Officers Memorial at Dallas City Hall Plaza
Starts at 9 a.m. Officers and the community will remember, but also celebrate the lives of officers lives lost. The ceremony includes a Color Guard presentation of the U.S. Honor Flag, the national anthem and speakers.
The Officer Down Motorcycle Ride
Following the memorial at Dallas City Hall Plaza, motorcycle riders and the community will unite through The Officer Down Motorcycle Ride to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the 2016 Dallas Police shootings, the resilience of the city and honor those who lost their lives. Registered riders will be issued a commemorative patch at the culmination of the police escorted ride, prior to the movie. The 35-mile motorcycle ride will end at Studio Movie Grill Northwest Highway. Go here to register.
Special Screening of Uncle Drew at Studio Movie Grill
Meet at Studio Movie Grill off Northwest Highway for a special screening of Uncle Drew. Registration includes a meal and, like the ride, directly benefits The Officer Down Foundation.
More at NBCDFW.
DPD Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens
Age 48, who had been with the department since 2002.
DPD Officer Michael Krol
Age 40, who had been with the department since 2007.
DPD Sgt. Michael Smith
Age 55, a former Army Ranger who had been with the department since 1989.
DART Officer Brent Thompson
Age 43, a former Marine who had been with the department since 2009. Thompson was the first DART officer to be killed in the line of duty since the department's inception in 1989.
DPD Officer Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa
Age 32, a former Navy sailor and Iraq War veteran who had been with the department since 2011.
Facts and more on the tragic event from Wikipedia.