Former U.S. President George W. Bush says the country is ''grief-stricken and heartbroken'' over the deaths of five police officers gunned down in the Dallas sniper attack. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former U.S. President George W. Bush expressed his condolences to the families of the five slain police officers in the Dallas sniper attack. Speaking at a memorial service for the victims, Bush said the country is "grief-stricken and heartbroken" over the officers' death. Bush addressed the crowd before President Obama took the stage to say the U.S. is "suffering" after the police killings. Former U.S. Army Reserve soldier Micah Johnson, 25, gunned down the officers in an ambush on Thursday after expressing anger over recent police killings of black people. Johnson then was killed by an explosive-laden robot sent in by police. Johnson, who was black, opened fire during a march protesting the police shootings last week of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and outside St. Paul, Minnesota, the latest in a string of high-profile killings that have stirred a deepest debate on race and justice in America.