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Tragedy in Dallas: Gunman Ambushes Officers at Protest

Tragedy in Dallas: Gunman Ambushes Officers at Protest

Five officers killed and nine injured in ambush at protest

Dallas Police Job Applications Jump Since Shootings

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has urged those who protested the police shootings to apply

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    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. (Published Friday, July 22, 2016)

    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians.

    A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings during what had been a peaceful protest of recent police shootings of black men. That's an average of 38.9 per day. It's a 344 percent increase over a comparable period in June. During that period, the department received 136 applications, or an average of 11.3 per day.

    From Oct. 1 to June 30, the first nine months of the fiscal year, the department received 2,871 applications.

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown has urged those who protested the police shootings to apply.