Three Police Officers Killed in Baton Rogue: Presidential Candidates React

Baton Rogue

Published July 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Tragically, three more police officers were killed on Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three others were injured. The three gunned down in an ambush attack about 9 a.m., Sunday morning.

This horrific and senseless shooting was the second time within two weeks that law enforcement officers were killed by individuals who used automatic weapons. Five police officers were killed in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

After Sunday’s shooting of the three police officers, the two major party presidential presumptive nominees weighed in on the violence:

Statement by Hillary Clinton, Democrat:

“Today’s devastating assault on police officers in Baton Rouge is an assault on all of us. There is no justification for violence, for hate, for attacks on men and women who put their lives on the line every day in service of our families and communities.

We must not turn our backs on each other. We must not be indifferent to each other. We must all stand together to reject violence and strengthen our communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the police officers who were killed and injured today.”

Tweet by Donald Trump, Republican:

“We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today. How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country? We demand law and order.”

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