$10M Raised To Help Families of 5 Officers Slain in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — A newspaper reports about $10 million has been raised in private donations for the families of five police officers killed last summer by a sniper in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/2hmsKQQ ) reports the funds will also benefit nine officers injured in the July 7 attack.
City leaders and officials with two foundations planned a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, in a prepared statement, says he's so honored by the amount of people who stepped forward to assist the fallen and injured officers.
Gunfire broke out during a downtown Dallas demonstration against police shootings nationwide. Four Dallas officers and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were fatally shot before the sniper was killed by police.
The News reports donations ranged from $5 to more than $250,000.