Funerals set to begin for police officers slain in Dallas

The Dallas Police color guard presents the colors before the photos of five fallen officers being remembered during an interfaith memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer were gunned down last week in downtown Dallas at a protest rally. The victims are depicted, from left, Dallas PD officer Michael Krol, DART officer Brent Thompson, Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith, and Dallas police Officer Patrick Zamarripa. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — Funerals are set to begin for the five officers slain by a sniper during a protest last week in downtown Dallas.

Funerals will be held later Wednesday for Dallas Police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Smith and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson.

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Ahrens’ funeral will be held in Plano. Smith’s funeral at the Farmers Branch church he and his family attended will be followed the next day with a service at the Dallas church where he worked security.

After a Dallas memorial service, Thompson’s funeral will be at a church in Corsicana, the town south of Dallas where he lived.

Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol’s funeral is set for Friday, and Dallas police Officer Patrick Zamarripa’s funeral will be held Saturday.

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