Dallas unveils memorial to police officers killed in 2016

DALLAS (AP) — Officials have unveiled a monument to five police officers killed in a sniper attack in downtown Dallas.

The sculpture showing the faces of the fallen officers was revealed in front of police headquarters on Monday, three years and a day after a United States (US) Army veteran opened fire on a peaceful protest.

Micah Johnson killed four Dallas police and one transit officer before authorities killed him using a robot-delivered bomb. The July 7, 2016, shooting is considered the deadliest day for US law enforcement since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The slain were Dallas officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson.

Police Chief U Renee Hall said on Monday “it is always our responsibility to honour their life and their legacy”.