Rangers' Gallo shares touching memory with fallen DPD officer

Texas Rangers mega-prospect Joey Gallo shared a heartbreaking memory with a Dallas Police officer who was killed in Thursday night’s ambush.

Patrick Zamarripa, 32, was one of five officers gunned down in what Police Chief David Brown called a “well-planned” attack by a former Army reservist.

He has been fondly remembered as a patriotic American and avid sports fan.

Gallo posted a photo to Instagram Friday, remembering the time he met Zamarripa, who he calls a “true hero.” Fellow Ranger Nomar Mazara, who spent much of last season on the same Frisco RoughRiders roster as Gallo, is also in the photo.

 

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

A photo posted by Joey Gallo (@joeygallo24) on

“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,” Gallo wrote. “‘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 night’s 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”

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