IACP-FOP Call for All Law Enforcement Officers to Wear Mourning Badges in Memory of the Fallen Officers in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2016

IACP CONTACT: Sarah Guy
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FOP CONTACT: Jim Pasco
202-547-8189

IACP-FOP CALL FOR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO WEAR MOURNING BADGES IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN OFFICERS IN DALLAS

Alexandria, VA – Terrence M. Cunningham, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, offered their sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the fallen officers in Dallas, Texas.

“We are heartsick with grief at this heinous act of mass murder,” Canterbury said.  “As a show of solidarity for officers across the United States, the FOP and IACP are calling on all State and local agencies to wear a black badge–a mourning badge–in memory of their fallen comrades.”

“The IACP and its membership grieve with the brave men and women of Texas law enforcement.” Cunningham said, “While we stand ready to assist their agencies in any way possible in the days and months ahead, wearing a mourning badge sends a strong message of support and unity. 

“Our nation must come together and face this brutal violence in unity,” Canterbury said.  “Our nation’s police officers can take the first step of demonstrating this singleness of purpose by wearing the mourning badge for the next two weeks.”

About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives. With over 27,000 members in more than 130 countries, the IACP serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. The IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, education, outreach and programs. IACP is a professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

About the Fraternal Order of Police
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members. 

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