Texas Day of Remembrance for Fallen Officers Would Mark Dallas Police Shooting

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The anniversary of five police officers killed in Dallas during a downtown shooting July 7, 2016 would be commemorated as "Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day" under a bill tentatively approved by the Texas House.

The measure approved Tuesday would designate July 7 as a day to honor officers in Texas killed in the line of duty.

Law enforcement groups say nearly 1,900 officers in Texas history have died on the job.

An Army veteran opened fire on Dallas police during a peaceful protest march last summer. It marked the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

In all, 12 officers were shot.

The Texas Senate approved a similar measure in March.

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