For Immediate Release
Friday, July 08, 2016
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Shooting Deaths of Police Officers in DallasWashington, D.C. —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the shooting deaths of police officers in Dallas:
“The 1.6 million members of AFSCME are devastated by the assassination of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of seven others. Millions of law enforcement officers go to work each day to protect their communities, unsure whether they will come home at night. For five brave souls, that concern proved all too real.
“For law enforcement officers in Dallas and across America, the risk and worry no doubt feels heavier today. We owe them and their loved ones our prayers, our love and our gratitude. There is no excuse for this violence. None.”