Since the ambush of Dallas police on July 7, the number of people applying to be officers has soared by 344 percent.
From July 8 through Wednesday, 467 applications have been received — 39 per day — compared with 136 from June 8 through June 20, according to Dallas police.
From Oct. 1 through June 30, the department received 2,871 applications, according to a news release.
In an interview on CNN, Dallas police Chief David Brown said officers have been leaving because of low pay.
The starting salary in Dallas is $44,659, compared with $52,176 in Fort Worth.
This report includes material from Star-Telegram archives.