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Tributes To The Fallen Dallas Officers Across The Country Show How People Come Together

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After the fatal ambush in Dallas on Thursday, tributes to the fallen Dallas officers are taking place across the country and on social media. Five police officers were killed in the attack and seven more were injured. Two civilians were also shot in the attack that night. The shooter used "sniper tactics" to take over the streets where a peaceful protest was happening in the wake of the shootings earlier in the week of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The shooter was later killed by police officers using a bomb wielding robot in a parking garage. For all Americans, it's been a sad and scary week of violence.

President Obama made a statement on Friday from Europe, where he was attending a NATO summit in Poland. He called the attack, "a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement" and said that the nation was "horrified" by the incident. In addition to ordering the flags at the White House to be flown at half staff, Obama said that, "anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done." Obama plans on cutting his European trip short by one day, according to CNN, and will visit Dallas in the coming week.

Before that visit, though, memorials and tributes are already taking place for the fallen officers.

From Celebs & Politicians

At Dallas Police HQ

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A woman and her daughter place flowers at a memorial outside the Dallas Police Headquarters on July 8, 2016, following the sniper shooting during a peaceful protest the night before. The gunman who opened fire on Dallas officers during a protest against US police brutality, leaving five dead and seven others wounded, told negotiators he wanted to kill white cops, the city's police chief said July 8. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man adjusts the flowers surrounding a memorial outside the Dallas Police Heaquarters on July 8, 2016. The gunman who opened fire on Dallas officers during a protest against US police brutality, leaving five dead and seven others wounded, told negotiators he wanted to kill white cops, the city's police chief said July 8. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: People write condolence notes and lay flowers at a growing memorial in front of the Dallas Police Headquarters near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

From Other Police Departments

The tributes are too many to list. There's a cellist in Atlanta who has a moving, musical tribute. Everyday people have posted blue flowers and badges with a black stripe on them to their Instagram accounts. On Twitter, the heartbreak is real.

On her own Instagram account, Beyoncé posted a video with the slain officers' names, just like she posted the names of all those killed by police officers recently earlier this week. She captioned her post:

As more information comes out in the coming days about the attack in Dallas and others speak out or protest violence, there are sure to be more memorials and tributes to the officers killed in the attack. The one takeaway from all of the tributes is that everyone was hurt, somehow, by the attack in Dallas, and now's the time to come together.