Funerals for the five officers killed by a sniper during a protest in downtown Dallas are set to begin.
Ceremonies will be held for three of the five officers Wednesday and by Saturday all five will be laid to rest.
Meantime, President Barack Obama called for national healing and unity at a memorial service held for the officers in Dallas Tuesday.
“With an open heart we can worry less about which side has been wronged, and worry more about joining sides to do right,” said Obama.
Obama cut short a trip to Europe to be at the memorial and meet with the families of the slain officers to offer his support.
“I’m here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem. And I know that because I know America. I know how far we’ve come against impossible odds. I know we’ll make it because of what I’ve experienced in my own life. What I’ve seen of this country and its people, their goodness and decency, as president of the United States,” he said.
Obama will convene a White House meeting Wednesday to discuss the racial divide in criminal justice.
Five officers were killed last Thursday during a peaceful demonstration in downtown Dallas where people protested the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week.
The gunman, Micah Johnson, 25, who was later blown up by a bomb delivered by a police robot, said he was upset about the recent shootings and wanted to kill white police officers.
With files from Rana Aladdin