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Memorial held in Dallas for sniper victims

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 01:31

Thousands of people attended at memorial service to honour the four police and one transit officer killed by a sniper last week in Dallas. Julie Noce reports.

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Thousands gathered at the Dallas City Hall for a memorial service to remember five officers killed in a sniper attack. Mourners hugged and cried for the victims and their families and said the pain of last week's attack were still fresh. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VIGIL ATTENDEE, ERIN DONALDSON, SAYING: "I felt, I felt, it's in my heart, you know. We haven't had a chance to recover from the last thing that happened." Before the start of the candlelight vigil, members of the police force spoke to the crowd. Dallas Police Chief David Brown sought to reassure the victims families. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DALLAS POLICE CHIEF, DAVID BROWN, SAYING: "Families, we love you. We love you with everything we have. We are now your surrogate family members. We're your brothers and your sisters. When you need us, you call. Because we'll not only be loving you today, we'll be loving you always." The sniper attack happened during a Black Lives Matter rally to protest the use of excessive police force. The rally was in response to the shootings of a black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.... latest in a series of high profile killings of black men by police across the U.S. in recent years.

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Memorial held in Dallas for sniper victims

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 01:31