Reichert issues statement about police officer shootings in Dallas

Congressman Dave Reichert (R-Auburn), a twice elected sheriff of King County and law enforcement veteran of more than 30 years, made the following statement after the tragic murder of five police officers in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night.

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  • Friday, July 8, 2016 3:26pm
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Congressman Dave Reichert

Congressman Dave Reichert

Congressman Dave Reichert (R-Auburn), a twice elected sheriff of King County and law enforcement veteran of more than 30 years, made the following statement after the tragic murder of five police officers in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night.

“Last night we saw the cowardly and targeted murder of five Dallas police officers. Today, when a police officer puts on his or her uniform, he or she is not just getting ready for work – they are exposing themselves to threats they would not face otherwise,” said Reichert.

“Our law enforcement officers are now being targeted while on the job trying to keep our communities safe. These officers were killed while protecting Americans’ First Amendment right to protest peacefully. They – and law enforcement around the country – are the guardians of our democracy and critical to the safety of our loved ones.

“We cannot let this deterioration between law enforcement and communities continue. We must come together to end the violence in this country. As the city of Dallas and the loved ones of the fallen try to process this terrible tragedy, please send them your thoughts and prayers and pray for the officers who are still recovering from their injuries.”

 




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