DPS Statement on Dallas Shootings

July 7, 2016

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today issued the following statement regarding the shootings in Dallas:

“Today the Texas Department of Public Safety mourns the loss of our fellow law enforcement officers as well as those injured in the line of duty in Dallas last night. We join the people of Dallas, our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, and the families and friends of those impacted by this attack in trying to grasp the reality of this senseless tragedy.

“Protecting Texas would be impossible without the devotion and hard work of all the dedicated members of law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to help keep their communities safe.  As a law enforcement agency, when any peace officer dies in the line of duty, we all lose a comrade and a member of our family.

“Our department will provide any law enforcement resources and support needed to assist the City of Dallas in the wake of this reprehensible attack.”

Overnight and into the morning, DPS has provided assistance on scene, including perimeter support, aerial support and evidence collection. The department is also sending DPS counselors to provide victim services support for our law enforcement partners.

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