One of the police officers shot in Dallas at the recent BLM rally was Navy veteran, Patrick Zamarripa, who completed and survived three tours in Iraq. He had the opportunity earlier this year to meet the famous “show me the money” actor, Cuba Gooding Jr., and posted a selfie with Gooding Jr., and his partner, on Twitter:
— Patrick Zamarripa (@PatrickEZ01) February 25, 2016
TMZ tracked down Cuba Gooding Jr. and got his response to the murder of Zamarripa on camera:
“I cried today when I heard that. I cried. That’s all I’ll say.”
I told myself I wouldn’t post anything regarding the horrible tragedy our family has to endure but I wanted to clear something up. One of Patrick’s best friends, Alex Witt, started up a gofundme with my permission. I’ve been told some people think this is a scam but want to ensure everyone that it is not. Alex felt the need to do something to help and since he is not in town thought this would be the best way to contribute. I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of your love and support. This is something I never thought could ever happen to us. We were not done spending our lives together. Because of this disgusting display of hate, my daughter will not have her daddy to walk her down the isle and my son will not have his “best buddy” to play football and baseball with. I finally found the love of my life and now have to endure a lifetime without my lobster. Again I deeply appreciate everyone who has reached out and apologize for not responding to everyone’s messages but given the circumstances, I just don’t have it in me to reply right now. Thank you all!