Toomey Reacts to Dallas Police Shootings

Member Group : U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Wake-up Call To Americans To Stand Together In Support Of Law Enforcement Family

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the statement below regarding the attack on law enforcement officers in Dallas that left at least five dead.

"The massacre in Dallas reminds us of the heroism and bravery of our men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line every day to protect us from criminals and terrorists, and the debt of gratitude we owe them.

"This morning, the Dallas police spokesman said that at least one of the attackers was motivated by recent police shootings. Such incidents – including the shocking and disturbing videos from Minnesota and Louisiana – must be investigated thoroughly, and if any official is found to have violated the law, he should be severely punished.

"But none of that should be confused with what happened in Dallas last night. This disgusting attack has no possible justification. The overwhelming majority of police officers are honest, hardworking Americans who should not be scapegoated for the actions of a very small number within their ranks.

"Dallas must serve as a wake-up call to Americans that we should all stand together in support of the law enforcement family, a family that knows no boundaries of race, religion, or sex."

Elizabeth "E.R." Anderson
Communications Director
U.S Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510