Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement Regarding the Murder of Dallas Police Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 8, 2016
Contact:  Katie Vane
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Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement Regarding the Murder of Dallas Police Officers

 

“Tragedy has followed tragedy with the planned murder of five police officers at a peaceful protest in Dallas yesterday. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers killed and the seven other officers and two civilians injured on Thursday night.

In light of this attack on America’s police, I cannot overstate the support I have for the Burlington Police Department.  Our city is extremely fortunate to have a police department so dedicated to protecting the people of Burlington in a just and skillful manner.  The challenges and pressures that our officers routinely encounter on patrol are enormous and not fully understood by many.  In the wake of this attack, which makes clear that officers anywhere can be targets of violence, I am appreciative more than ever of the courage and commitment that our officers show in putting on the uniform and doing their duty every day.

Tragedies like those that have occurred over the past three days tear at the fabric of our society. We must rededicate ourselves to the work of uniting all Americans.  We must continue to strengthen the trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve and unite against violence.”

 

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Press Release Date: 
07/08/2016
City Department: 
Mayor's Office