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For Immediate Release

Sunday, July 17, 2016

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Shooting of Police Officers in Baton Rouge

Las Vegas — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement about this morning’s shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge:

“All of AFSCME is devastated by the news out of Baton Rouge this morning. Across the country every single day, millions of police officers do a dangerous job with honor and professionalism. We send our deepest condolences to the families of the fallen and pray for a full recovery for the wounded.

“This has been a difficult month for the Baton Rouge community, for our nation and the world. It has never been more important for all of us to stand united against violence, embrace our common humanity, and summon our better angels.”

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