Officials are responding to Thursday night’s horrific attack on Dallas police officers during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers killed and injured this evening,” Governor Greg Abbott said. “I’ve spoken to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and have directed him to offer whatever assistance the City of Dallas needs at this time. In times like these, we must remember – and emphasize – the importance of uniting as Americans.”
Congressman Jeb Hensarling released the following statement:
“I’m heartbroken over the tragedy in Dallas, Texas,” Congressman Louie Gohmert said on Twitter. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and those injured.”
“I mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protestors, for their families and all who serve with them,” presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office will give their full resources to Dallas as they investigate the attack.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement regarding the tragedy:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas first responders. Several officers have been killed and many have been injured. During times like this all Texans must stand united as this investigation continues and those responsible are stopped, apprehended and brought to justice. Please pray for the families of the officers killed and wounded in the line of duty in this horrific attack. Pray for the men and women in law enforcement across Texas and across our nation. The put their lives on the line every day for us. This is not just a Dallas tragedy, but also a Texas and an American tragedy.”