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President Barack Obama, right, stands with first lady Michelle Obama, and former President George W. Bush, center, and Barbara Bush, during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with the families of the fallen police officers, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Dallas. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night. (Eric Gay/AP)
President Barack Obama, right, stands with first lady Michelle Obama, and former President George W. Bush, center, and Barbara Bush, during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with the families of the fallen police officers, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Dallas. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night. (Eric Gay/AP)
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In Dallas Tuesday, interfaith, political and community leaders gathered for a memorial service for the five police officers slain last Friday: Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa.

They were killed in an ambush while keeping watch over what had been a peaceful protest sparked by the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

President Obama, former President George W. Bush, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Police Chief David Brown all spoke.

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Tiziana Dearing, professor in the school of social work at Boston College and a member of WBUR's community advisory board. She tweets @tiziana_dearing.

Mark Leahy, executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police and retired Northborough police chief.

This segment aired on July 12, 2016.

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