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Obama coming to Dallas Tuesday

Dallas mourns fallen officers a day after shooting

Residents pay their respects at a makeshift memorial at Dallas police department headquarters in honor of the five officers who were killed Thursday in an ambush-style attack.
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Residents pay their respects at a makeshift memorial at Dallas police department headquarters in honor of the five officers who were killed Thursday in an ambush-style attack.

President Barack Obama will be in Dallas Tuesday to attend a memorial service for the fallen Dallas officers.

Obama's visit to North Texas was planned after he was invited by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. The president cut short a European trip upon learning about the deaths of five Dallas police officers.

Tuesday, "the President will travel to Dallas, Texas to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center," according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

"Further details about the President's visit to Dallas will be available in the coming days."

Beyond going to Dallas, officials said Obama plans to also “continue the work to bring people together to support our police officers and communities, and find common ground by discussing policy ideas for addressing the persistent racial disparities in our criminal justice system.”

Earlier, Obama expressed sorrow over the tragic slaying of the police officers in Dallas and ordered flags at all public buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset July 12.

He will be leaving Europe and return to Washington D.C. on Sunday night, a day ahead of schedule. He’s in Europe for his final NATO summit.

Numerous public officials in Texas and beyond on Friday urged Obama to help ease tensions by visiting Dallas and urging unity.

Star-Telegram reporter Anna Tinsley contributed to this report.

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