(Washington, D.C.) As the country reels from the murder of 5 Dallas Police officers and the wounding of many others, Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement:

“My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the families and friends of the 5 Police officers murdered, 7 officers injured, and at least 2 other bystanders also injured last night the horrific ambush attack in Dallas, Texas.  The men and women of the Dallas Police Department were doing their jobs last evening. Promoting and keeping the peace with professionalism and grace – some were even engaging with protestors and engaging in positive discussions with community members.

When individuals single out law enforcement officers for attack, we must realize that they are not just attacking men and women in uniform, they are attacking the rule of law that provides the foundational element of our society. Those who committed these murders were viciously promoting chaos over order and terror over the rule of law.

God bless the men and women of the Dallas Police Department and law enforcement personnel across the United States. Every day they put on a uniform that makes them a target and they do so to provide the safety and security that allows your family and mine to conduct our everyday lives.

Last January, I wrote an editorial around the time of the murders of New York Police Department officers Raphael Ramos and Wenjian Liu – and around the time that the killer of Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson, II was captured after a long manhunt.  My editorial had a simple call – law enforcement deserve our support and respect. "


NOTE:  Link to Dent op-ed: http://tinyurl.com/hobvf2f 

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