Jeff Sessions Issues Statement On Staggering Rise in Law Enforcement Officers Killed In 2016

Trump always said that his administration would be very respectful of law enforcement and so far it has been true. Jeff Sessions has even released a statement about police killed in the line of duty in 2016.

This is from the Department of Justice website:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Statement on FBI Statistics Showing Staggering Rise in Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted in The Line of Duty in 2016

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the FBI’s 2016 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report, which show an unacceptable rise in law enforcement officers assaulted and killed in the line of duty:

“Every law enforcement officer goes to work knowing that today might be his or her last. But last year, we saw a staggering 61 percent increase in the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty because of a felony, and on average, more than 150 officers were assaulted in the line of duty every single day. These numbers are as shocking as they are unacceptable.

“Our law enforcement deserves the support of the people they serve. Fortunately we have a President who understands this. President Trump ran for office as a law-and-order candidate; now he is governing as a law-and-order President.

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“In one of his first Executive Orders to this Department, President Trump directed us to prevent violence against law enforcement officers. He stands with our law enforcement 100 percent—and so does this Department of Justice. That’s one more reason why we’re focused on the President’s goal of reducing violent crime and united with local, state, and federal law enforcement in our shared mission to protect law-abiding people in every community.”

That was a very classy thing to say. Good for Jeff Sessions.


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