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we'll get to that as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on this special edition of "shepard smith reporting" live this saturday morning in dallas. >> today our focus is on the victims and their families. they are heartbroken. the entire city of dallas is grieving. police across america, a tight-knit family, feels this loss to their core. what's it like to be in good hands? like finding new ways to be taken care of. home, car, life insurance obviously, ohhh... but with added touches you can't get everywhere else, like claim free rewards... or safe driving bonus checks. even a claim satisfaction guaranteeeeeeeeeee! in means protection plus unique extras only from an expert allstate agent. it's good to be in, good hands.
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bottom of the hour now, top of the news from dallas. we're learning more about the victims of the deadly ambush that happened here. five officers, of course, died in the attack. they ranged in age from 32 to 55. among them, an iraq war veteran, a former army ranger and a former semi pro football player. seven other officers and two civilians also hurt in the shootings. william has the details for us. william, dallas has really
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rallied around the families of these officers, i understand. >> you know, everyone gets knocked down, shepard. it's how you get up. the mayor and the governor are urging dallas to come together. they don't want to be judged by this one incident which is why yesterday we saw this prayer vigil, rabbis, priests and pastors, hundreds joining hands recognizing the risks officers face every day and honoring the sacrifice of those who gave their life to protect the city. flowers, teddy bears, candles piling up at the police department where flags are at half staff here and in many departments nationwide. >> when you see officers die in the street like that, every single officer on this department, in this country, can put themself in that position because they have done that exact same duty that that officer did. >> so police officers nationwide have about 3 million contacts with the public each day. they want to be remembered the way the cops reacted here and
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not, for instance, two places in two cities like minneapolis and baton rouge. shepard. >> yeah, understood. what are friends and family telling you about each of these officers? >> well, they all shared a passion, apparently, for their job. obviously they showed no fear in confronting this gunman. let's start with loren guy. big guy, big smile, big heart. the day before he died he bought dinner for a homeless man and his dog. he's survived by a daughter 10 and a son, 8. patrick zamarripa. his partner said my daughter will not have her daddy to walk her down the aisle. michael krol, moved here from detroit, joined the dpd because he wanted to help people. brent thompson, 43, married just two weeks ago to another officer. and finally sergeant michael
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smith, a 25-year veteran, set to retire this year. ex-army ranger. he was active in the church and he leaves behind a daughter, 10 and 14. >> i just started crying and praying, because i have great faith, i just know he's in heaven and that's what got me through. i think i'm more worried about the girls and our friends. >> so united way as well as others have set up a line of duty fund to help the families of the victims. shepard. >> they have, and we're going to talk about that, william, thanks. for the families of these five police officers who died here in dallas, there's no real consolation. it's shock and grief for their fathers, their brothers, their husbands who really won't ever come home, who gave their lives on the streets of this city that they were sworn to protect. outside police headquarters, a show of support from this community, but the families of those fallen officers will need a lot of help in the months and
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years to come and it sounds like they're getting it. ron pinkston joins us now with more on that. he's the president of the dallas police association. good to see you. >> thanks for having me, shepard. >> we've all sadly had to deal with death in the family. one of the most difficult, especially when it's the main bread winner, you've got to get finances in order because credit people don't wait. it's an incredible burden to have to think about that sort of thing when what you really want to do is grieve. it sounds like those gaps are being filled by your organization. >> yes, through the dpa and our assist the officer program, we're reaching out and giving financial assistance now to the spouses and the members that are hurt. we also have a counseling program to help the healing process for the officers who were out there and saw these tragic events. >> this isn't specific to this incident, this happens every day in dallas. every time there's a tragedy, this organization is here. for instance, what if you have a bunch of bills that are stacked up and you don't have a bunch of money in the account? after all, you've got kids
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running around and things you have to do. that money has come for these people already. >> yeah, we went out yesterday and we reached out to two of the spouses already and we delivered two checks, one from the dpa, which was over $100,000, and one was from our assist the officer program, which was a $2,000 check. assist the officer is still gathering funds from around the country. people are sending money and donations into our ato,, and we're raising money. 100% of that money goes back to our officers. >> every dime. >> every dime goes back to these officers that have been killed in the line of duty, injured in the line of duty and for the counseling program for all the officers who are out there that had to go through this tragic event. >> groups like that, funds like that, they don't run themselves, it costs money to run the organizations which bring in money, but that's paid for separately. that's not off these donations? >> that's not off these
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donations. the dallas police association pays the expenses for the charity to run, so that's how we're able to do it and give 100% of the finances and the proceeds to the families. >> and then the family makes the decision about what their greatest needs are. so rather than collecting clothes or books or whatever, you give them the money and say you know your needs, i don't know your needs, and you do anything you want. >> you give them the money. when you see -- when you give them the check, they don't have to worry about their finances anymore. now they can grieve. i've seen multiple times where they just buckle because they have been stressed over how are they going to pay the house bill, how are they going to pay the electric or water bill. now all they have to do -- that stress is relieved off of them and you can visually see it happen when the check is delivered. >> we've all seen the burden because we've all dealt with death. and to have this as a backup for people who protect and serve, it's just the greatest thing i can think of. congratulations to your organization. i know our viewers are -- we're
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not asking to send mun money bu know our viewers love to participate. you know every dime you send is going right to people that need it. it's fantastic. congratulations and thank you. >> thank you. >> it's nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> so if you want to, down at the bottom of the screen, you do what you like. next we'll talk to the father of one of the police officers killed in that ambush. he's a navy veteran who served his country in iraq and americans here at home, kdfw fox 4 talked with his mother. >> i just can't believe it. i'm just in total shock. ever since he was a little boy, he said he wanted to become a police officer, and he said he was going to do it, and he was a good cop, he was. he was honest. i don't want this happening to anybody else, going through what we're going through right now because now we're minus one. he said, i love you, mom. i love you too, baby, be careful.
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one of the five officers killed here in dallas this week was patrick zamarripa, a five-year veteran of the dallas police department. served three tours in iraq with the united states navy and he leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. patrick's rick, is at his home in saginaw, texas, about 45 minutes east of us here in downtown dallas. mr. zamarripa, thanks for being here. our heartfelt condolences. >> thank you very much. >> i'd very much like to hear about your son and his contributions. tell me how he made the decision to become a member of the united states military. >> well, that's really give credit to my daughter. she was in the navy, and his grandfather, larry martinez, and also my older brother, he's a
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retired army sergeant, fernando zamarripa. all three of them had a great influence on patrick to join the military. >> some guys when they come back from a tour, some guys want to share stories from iraq, some guys don't. did he? and if so, could you share any of them with us. >> well, he went to iraq -- first let me start from the beginning. he graduated from the great lakes chicago, went to virginia where he stayed there. he told me, dad, they're going to send me to iraq. so he came back and he told me, dad, i have to go back again. i said i thought you already done your tour of duty there? no, i have to go back. so he did. shortly after that, he went to pensacola. he was there for a little while and then he went to kuwait. after that he told me he wanted to pursue a career in the police department with the dallas police. that's always been his passion.
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but he was tour patrol with the navy. >> and when he got -- >> he was a police officer from the time he grew -- i'm sorry, the time he grew up, he always wanted to be a police officer. >> and once he got on the force, i know he had to go through the academy and it's not an easy thing to do. >> right, right. >> once he got on the force, was he kpiexcited about it? was it everything he wanted it to be? >> oh, yeah, yeah. i have pictures of him during his graduation and everything. i got to see mr. brown, chief of police then. it's been a while back, i didn't think i'd get to meet him again, except in these situations. but i'd like to pay -- say thank you to everybody for all your condolences and everything you've all given. one thing while i'm here with y'all, i'm pressing and would
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like to see a memorial like new york, a 9/11 memorial but a in dallas, texas, for all the fallen police officers that have gave their life in the line of duty. my granddaughter will grow up and have something to say that was my daddy, have something for -- she's 2 years old and everyone was taken away from her and everything was taken away from my son too. he went to serve and protect and he done that and he gave what he had to do what he had to do. >> i can't tell you how much -- i know our team and our viewers appreciate that sacrifice. it strikes me as a moment of note that he served in iraq in very difficult situations. he was on shore patrol for the navy. after all that time has been in very difficult situations as a police officer. on this particular night just
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protecting a peaceful protest and interacting with the people and then all of a sudden this madman comes along. >> right. >> it just seems like the most horrible way. >> well, to me, what's not fair, he went to iraq three times, came back without a scratch. he comes back to the homeland and loses his life to somebody of his own here. that, it's hard for me to understand. so yeah. it's hard. it's definitely. >> are you getting the help you need from these organizations we've been speaking of, the police department? are you feeling the love? >> yes, from everybody, especially the friends, neighbors, relatives, people i haven't seen in a long time, the press. they have all been great. dallas police told me everything we needed, they were going to be there for us. the captain of police, the mayor, the mayor pro tem, everybody was there at the
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hospital when patrick passed away. and i deeply appreciate that. and now i just hope and i pray that they would conduct or establish some kind of memorial for these policemen there in dallas-ft. worth. in dallas, texas, rather. >> well, if anybody deserves it, it's they. from everything i've learned, i bet that happens. rick zamarripa, the father of patrick, all the best to you and your family. god speed and thank you. >> thank you. >> next we'll talk to that mayor pro tem of whom he spoke, the acting mayor of dallas, and look at how people are paying tribute to those fallen officers. we'll bring you the rest of the day's news on this special edition of "shepard smith reporting" live from city hall in dallas. relook.
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comcast business. built for business. patrick zamarripa, one of the fallest officer's father mentioned the mayor pro tem here in dallas. he happened to be here. eric wilson, acting mayor at the moment. also a member of the city's naacp chapter and a board member of the dallas fire and police pension system. you're a busy man. >> busy man. >> mr. zamarripa, rick zamarripa just said how much he appreciated you and the other city leaders being there on thursday night. that had to have been so difficult. >> it was probably one of the most difficult things i've done is go in and talk to the family members after losing a loved one and just trying to find words to give condolence and thank them for their loved one's service to the city and let them know that we're there to support them.
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not just on that night but for the rest of their lives. >> there is a lot of hard work for a city to try to mend. it is something we talk about, it is almost a cliche. you have to heal, you have to mend but it is a complicated process. >> we're a resilient city. we're committed to doing this. we'll get through this. we'll band together and move forward. >> will there be policy changes because of this? >> i think there will have to be. we're not afraid of the hard talks. the elephant in the room. the discussions, institutional racism, we're about resolving those issues so that we can be the best city for our residents and best city for the state. >> will there be discussions about whether officers on routine patrols, because this is a community service out reach thing basically. you're out there.
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dealing with crowds but you know there won't be any problems. there never are with these things. do they need to be wearing their full kevlar at all times? 105 at a regular bis. it would be tough. >> it will be a policy review. we've had hundreds of demonstrations and nothing has happened and there are demonstrations where there are more ralliers than this and still nothing happens. i give credit to our police chief, chief brown on how to deescalate situations and that has been a great asset to the city. we're always evolving. we'll look at our policy. eric wilson, we'll be pulling for you. certainly appreciate your time and all of the great hospitality which dallas is known for. >> thank you. >> all right. much more ahead on this edition of "shepard smith reporting." we're approaching the top of the hour here on fox news channel. we'll continue live coverage across the country and around the world from dallas, texas
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outside of city hall. back in three minutes.
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it is 12 noon on the east coast. 9:00 a.m. on the west coast. 11:00 a.m. near dallas texas where we have more coverage of the deadly attacks targeting the police officers and the dart officers. just about an hour ago, a former dallas police chief told me investigators found drugs in the home of the shooter, micah johnson. methamphetamine inside of the home. they can't do toxicology tests because he had such severe injuries from the bomb exploding. as we reported, police say they used a bomb squad robot to kill johnson with an explosive device, something that never happened before and now we know that bomb was two feet away from him. they were using


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