After recent attacks on law enforcement in Baton Rouge and Dallas, President Barack has told law officers that Americans recognize, respect and depend upon the difficult and dangerous work they do.
POTUS sent a letter to the National Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday, assuring them he is in their corner.
“Just as your tight-knit law enforcement family feels the recent losses to your core, our nation grieves alongside you,” Obama said in the letter dated July 18 that was published by the White House on Tuesday.
President Obama went on to note that the American people shouldn’t allow these events to put a divide between them and the communities they serve, and that they should reject any ideas as such as it isn’t a reflection of America.
“As you continue to serve us in this tumultuous hour, we again recognize that we can no longer ask you to solve issues we refuse to address as a society,” Obama wrote. “We should give you the resources you need to do your job, including our full-throated support. We must give you the tools you need to build and strengthen the bonds of trust with those you serve, and our best efforts to address the underlying challenges that contribute to crime and unrest.”
“Thank you for your courageous service. We have your backs,” the president wrote.
Read the President’s full letter here.