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Fraternal Order of Police in Somerset County Honor Fallen Dallas Officers

Posted: Jul 05, 2017 12:12 PM Updated:

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 135, based in Somerset County, is donating more than $8,000 and mailing letters to the families of the fallen officers who were ambushed in Dallas one year ago this week.

25-year-old Micah Johnson opened fire on a group of police officers in Dallas on July 7, 2016, killing five of them and injuring nine others.

It's been one year since the attack, and while the tragedy now plays as a painful memory, the grief and confusion is still being felt by police departments across the nation.

"Now you're wondering, could this be me? You know, could this be my family going through the same exact tragedy at the same exact time?" said Rondell Redding, Princess Anne officer and vice president of F.O.P. 135. 

Redding said F.O.P. 135 raised more than $8,000 at a fundraiser last July. The money, along with personalized letters, were sent to the families of the fallen officers to honor them on the first anniversary of the attack.

"On their one year anniversary, let us give back to them. Let us give back to their families," said Redding.

A national community rocked one year ago is now stronger than ever.

"We are a strong group of individuals. We just make sure that we back each other 100 percent," said Redding.

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