Dallas Police Department Officer Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa, 32, was a former Navy sailor and three-tour Iraq War veteran who had been with the department since 2011.
“Addicted to the thrill of this job. I own the night. I love my Country, Texas, Family, God, Friends, and Sports! Don’t Tread on Me! ‘Merica,” Patrick wrote on his Twitter profile.
He leaves behind a wife, a young daughter and a stepson. A Go Fund Me page has been created for his family.