The Law Enforcement Building at Dallas Love Field Airport has been renamed in honor of Sgt. Michael Smith, one of the five police officers who were killed in an ambush in downtown Dallas on July 7, 2016.
Smith, 55, was with the Dallas Police Department for 28 years and spent several years as a supervisor of the DPD Love Field Unit.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia spoke at length Friday about the legacy of service Sgt. Smith left behind at the department, and noted that the building being named in his honor is a fitting tribute to Smith.
"He would want this building to symbolize who he was - a citizen of humanity who believed that when you give of yourself it will reap its own rewards," Chief Garcia said. "Therefore it is with great honor and solemn gratitude that we dedicate this building; a place where all who labor in it will be a shining example like the person with the name it bears."
In September 2021, the Dallas City Council approved the name change.