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DALLAS – As his fellow officers lay shot on a Dallas street, Jorge Barrientos desperately tried to get them help.
The 28-year-old and his colleagues from the Fox Trot Unit of the Dallas Police Department had been finishing directing traffic away from protesters at a march downtown when the shots rang out.
Within feet from where he looked on, Barrientos could see three officers from his unit who had been wounded.
Barrientos helped pull them into police cars and rush them to the hospital. In the process, Barrientos was shot in the hand and struck by shrapnel in his chest.
Ultimately, his three colleagues were among five who died in the shooting attack.
Barrientos recalled the anguishing ambush Sunday as he recovered at his home with family.