George W. Bush speaks during an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, on July 12, 2016.
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By Julissa Higgins
July 12, 2016

Former President George W. Bush spoke at a memorial service in Dallas on Tuesday for five police officers killed last week.

“With their deaths, we have lost so much,” Bush said. “We are grief stricken, heartbroken and forever grateful. Every officer has accepted a calling that sets them apart.”

Below is a transcript of the remarks he delivered just moments before President Barack Obama also took the stage:

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