DALLAS -- What has come to symbolize a city's strength and resilience over the past couple of weeks was taken down Tuesday. The makeshift memorial in front of Dallas PD headquarters has attracted worldwide attention in the wake of the shootings that claimed the lives of five officers.
People have left notes, flowers, pictures and countless other items in tribute to the fallen officers. Now, these objects will be preserved by the Dallas Public Library. Jo Giudice, Director of the Dallas Public Library, explained further. "We're now taking the memorial down so that we can archive and save all of the items of love and remembrance hat were brought here by the community," Giudice said.
Visitors like Yolonda Trigg came by to reflect and pay their respects one last time. "I came out here to look at the memorial, bring my granddaughters, and show them exactly what's going on downtown in our own city -- letting them know that all lives matter. These officers have put forth their life for our community and we just want to thank them," Trigg said.
Officer Tramese Andrews of Dallas PD shared how much the department has valued all of the support, saying, "We are grateful and we are thankful. We really appreciate the support from the citizens of Dallas. We appreciate the support from various law enforcement agencies from across the country, from across the world."
Even though the memorial is now gone, the feelings that inspired its creation will always remain.