July 17, 2016
Governor Andrew Cuomo:
“Today, our hearts are heavy as we struggle to cope with the horrific shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – a cowardly attack that resulted in three deaths. These heroes put their lives on the line every day to protect their fellow citizens and the senseless manner in which their lives were taken is appalling. The tragic events of the last few weeks – from Falcon Heights to Dallas to Baton Rouge – are deeply troubling and cannot be allowed to persist. We must not let fear and intolerance overtake our better angels. We must instead choose unity. It is in our darkest moments that we must show our greatest strength. Now more than ever, we must come together to find hope, achieve progress and make change for all Americans. On behalf of all New Yorkers, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of this terrible tragedy.”
Congressman Tom Reed:
“Tragic news out of Baton Rouge. We stand with our police officers and demand an end to this senseless violence against law enforcement.”
State Senator Tom O’Mara:
More terrible news of attacks. Again our thoughts & prayers to victims & families, & law officers everywhere.
State Senator Cathy Young:
The attacks on police have to end now. God bless these brave officers who were ambushed while responding to a call for help, and send love and strength to their heartbroken families. Pray for those who are injured. Support all of our law enforcement and first responders who put themselves in danger 24 – 7 to protect us. Let us come together as Americans to strive for healing, understanding, justice, peace and love.