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Rep. Yarmuth Statement on Dallas Police Ambush

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) released the following statement on the shooting that killed five police officers and wounded seven others in Dallas:

“I am shocked and saddened by the horrific murders that occurred in Dallas last night. My heart aches for the families who lost loved ones and for members of the Dallas Police Department who lost friends and colleagues. I join the many praying for the recovery of those wounded who are fighting for their lives. Though not every detail is yet known, one thing is clear: senseless killings have no place in our nation today, nor does the hatred that fuels them. I know the anger and anguish felt—whether for the killing of police officers in the line of duty or innocent black men in the streets—is very real. But to answer the killing of one innocent with the killing of another only serves to escalate our national epidemic of violence. We must come together to promote peace in our hearts and on our streets.”