But at least one professional sportsman said something to pay tribute.
Joey Gallo remembered a chance meeting with one of the slain officers and posted a heartfelt message on Instagram about Patrick Zamarripa — a hero cop the Texas Rangers' 22-year-old prospect won't — and didn't — forget.
“He was an avid Rangers fan. But more importantly a great person, and family man,” Gallo wrote. “Please keep Patrick, and all the officers affected and their families in our prayers today.”Here's the photo of that encounter and the story behind it via Gallo's Instagram account:
A couple months ago @nomazara26 and I were walking down the street in downtown Dallas. When an officer stopped us, Mazara and I immediately became nervous, "I know who you guys are" he said. "Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara, can I get a picture with you guys please?" It was definitely a first for me and Nomar to have an officer, a true hero, want to meet us. His name is Patrick Zamarripa, one of the officers killed in last nights shootings in Dallas. I'll never forget how kind and down to Earth he was. We ended up having a 15 minute conversation about sports with him. He was an avid Rangers fan. But more importantly a great person, and family man. Please keep Patrick, and all the officers affected and their families in our prayers today. #prayfordallas
We shouldn't forget Zamarripa was a father who served three tours in Iraq and was just doing his job.
Gallo may be struggling in Triple-A ball right now, but at least he remembered.