Dallas Police Department Officer Michael Krol, 40, had been with the department since 2007.
Previously, he’d worked in Wayne County Jail in his home state of Michigan. When he heard DPD was hiring, he moved 1,100 miles south.
“He was a big guy and had a big heart, and he was a really caring person and wanted to help people,” brother-in-law Brian Schoenbaechler said.
A Go Fund Me page has been created for his family.