Local police departments and elected officials showed support for law enforcement Friday after shootings in Dallas that killed five police officers.
Gov. Bruce Rauner
“The ambush attack on Dallas police officers is outrageous. The men and women who work every day to protect everyone, including those exercising their right to free speech, deserve our respect and support. The shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota that led to last night’s protests, are deeply distressing. All of these events speak to the lack of unity and trust in many of our communities and underscores the urgency in addressing that lack of trust. Diana and I pray that the victims, their families, and our entire country find strength, healing and peace to rebuild trust among our neighbors and communities.”
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois)
“I am saddened and outraged by the most recent deaths in our country. I mourn with the families of all who have died. We must bring hope to our struggling cities and communities while protecting and supporting our law enforcement. Today is the time to weep, but tomorrow it’s time to get to work bringing our country back together.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of the Dallas Police Department,” Wood River's post stated.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Officers and people of Dallas during this tragic time. Please keep them in your thoughts today," a post on the Edwardsville Police Department page said.
"The Granite City Police Department strives daily to protect our citizens and serve them all equally without bias," Police Chief Richard E. Miller posted. "The brave law enforcement officers of the GCPD put their lives on the line each shift they work. Today we are saddened by the attack on Dallas Police officers while they protected fellow Americans exercising their First Amendment right to protest. I would like to thank our officers for their service and the community for the support the GCPD receives each day. Please keep Law Enforcement in your prayer."