Officer killed in Dallas protest shooting had Michigan ties

Five officers fatally killed Thursday in Dallas; seven others injured

Michael Krol
An undated photo of Officer Michael Krol from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office

UNDATED (WOOD/AP) – One of the five officers fatally shot in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men formerly worked for a Michigan sheriff’s office.

Michael Krol worked in the jails for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office from 2003 to 2007, according to a release from Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon.

“We are saddened by the loss of the dedicated officers in Dallas-one of whom was a former member of this agency-and also the wounding of the other officers,” Napoleon said in a statement. “Those officers made the ultimate sacrifice and died honoring their oaths to protect and serve.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and also the Dallas Police Department.”

Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV-TV reports Krol was from Redford Township, which is west of Detroit near Livonia.

Krols’ father, who lives in north Muskegon, was notified by Michigan State Police Friday morning, according to the North Muskegon Police Department.

Five officers were fatally shot Thursday and seven others were injured in what appears to be the deadliest day for law enforcement in the United States since the 9/11 terror attacks.

Three suspects are in custody following the shootings, which Dallas Police Chief David Brown is blaming on “snipers.” A fourth suspect was killed by police after exchanging gunfire with officers.

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