WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Vice Admiral Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve, today released the following statement in response to the death of MA2 Patricio E. Zamarripa, USNR, a Navy Reserve Sailor and Dallas police officer. Zamarripa was killed during the July 7, 2016, attack on Dallas police officers.
"The horrific loss of life that occurred last night in Dallas has shocked us all and serves as a reminder of the dangers that our first responders and shipmates like MA2 Patricio Zamarripa face each and every day. The Navy family and, indeed, all of America grieve at the senseless loss of MA2 Zamarripa and his fellow police officers. Together they faithfully and honorably served their nation and community and through their devotion to duty will forever stand as a shining example and source of inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to have known them. They and their families will remain in our thoughts and prayers."