Funeral held Friday for Dallas Officer Michael Krol

The funeral for Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol, a caring person who always wanted to help others, will be held Friday.

Visitation for Michael Krol will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. Krol’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Prestonwood. He’ll be buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery  in Southfield, Mich.

Michael Krol, 40, was a caring person who always wanted to help others, his mother said.

“He knew the danger of the job, but he never shied away from his duty,” Susan Ehlke of Redford, Michigan, said in a statement the day after her son was killed.

Krol’s family said he moved to Dallas to become a police officer in 2007 because Detroit wasn’t hiring. He had worked security at a local hospital, then was a deputy at the Wayne County jail. He graduated from the Dallas Police Academy in 2008.

Family members told the Detroit Free Press that Krol was single with no children but had a girlfriend in Dallas. He texted her the night of the protest saying everything was going peacefully.

“He was a guy that was serving others,” said Brian Schoenbaechler, Krol’s brother-in-law. “And he gave his life in service of others.”

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