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MI native killed in Dallas, TX shooting

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Courtesy: Wayne County Sheriff's Dept. Courtesy: Wayne County Sheriff's Dept.

One of the police officers fatally shot Thursday night in Dallas, TX was a Michigan native.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department reports that among the officers killed was Michael Krol, who worked in the Wayne County jails from 2003 to 2007.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon issued the following statement on the tragedy:

“We are saddened by the loss of the dedicated officers in Dallas—one of whom was a former member of this agency—and also the wounding of the other officers,” said Sheriff Napoleon.  “Those officers made the ultimate sacrifice and died honoring their oaths to protect and serve.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and also the Dallas Police Department.” 

Governor Rick Snyder also issued a statement on the shooting: 

“My heart is with the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit police, and the communities they serve. Sue and I are offering up prayers for the victims of this senseless tragedy, their colleagues and their families. People sign up to be police officers to protect and to serve the public. This attack on the men and women who work to keep us safe was an attack on all of us, and we are all joining in their sorrow.

“I was notified today that one of the fallen officers in Dallas is a Michigan native who previously worked in law enforcement in Southeast Michigan. We didn’t need this tragedy to be brought home to feel its impact, but still it hurts more this way.

“I cannot imagine what went through the minds of law enforcement officers across the nation this morning as they woke up to prepare for work.  I want them to know that Michigan stands with each of them who bravely reported for duty today to continue protecting and serving in the wake of this tragedy.

“To the families and colleagues of the officers killed in Dallas, we grieve with you. We will always be grateful for your sacrifice. We will not forget.”

Snyder has also joined President Barack Obama's call to lower flags to half-staff today through sunset on Tuesday, July 12 in honor of the victims.

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