Donations from around the world added up to $10 million, all of which will go to families of five officers killed or others who were wounded in the July 7 ambush in downtown Dallas, the city of Dallas announced.
The money came from the Assist the Officer Foundation and The Dallas Foundation.
“We are so honored by the amount of people who have stepped forward to properly assist our fallen and injured officers.”
Mayor Mike Rawlings
Trusts were created for each of the five officers killed in the attack to take care of health and education expenses for the family members.
The contributions ranged from $5 to $250,000 and came from around the world. Some sold T-shirts or sold lemonade to raise the money.
“Out of the darkest days in our city’s history, we have an incredible outpouring of love and support from organizations and individuals all over the world,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement. “We are so honored by the amount of people who have stepped forward to properly assist our fallen and injured officers.”
The ambush and its aftermath dominated national news coverage for days, and put Rawlings and former Dallas Police Chief David Brown in the national spotlight for how they handled the tragedy.
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