City Preserves Impromptu DPD Memorials

The memorial, last Saturday.
The memorial, last Saturday.
Stephen Young

As Dallas was hit with rain Friday morning, the Dallas Public Library moved to save the memorial that sprung up at police headquarters in the immediate aftermath of July 7's police ambush. Everything hand-written or non-perishable from the memorial will be saved.

Thousands of items left by people from around the world were collected by librarians, archivists and DPD personnel. They'll be saved in the library’s History and Archives Collection.

Library personnel archive the memorial.
Library personnel archive the memorial.
Dallas Police Department

Jack Evans Police Headquarters has become a focal point of mourning as Dallas recovers from the deaths of five police officers during a shooting rampage by Micah Johnson. The memorial flowers, cards and police patches grew from covering a single squad car to covering three. 

One of the cars.EXPAND
One of the cars.
Stephen Young

Sunday afternoon, the last bits of the memorial was removed.

"The members of the Dallas Police Department are thankful for the citizens of Dallas and fellow law enforcement officers from around the world who came to the Jack Evans Police Headquarters to build the memorial in support of the officers. Words cannot express the abundance of gratitude and love felt throughout the department," DPD said in a statement. 

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