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Response to Targeted Attacks Across the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Larry Cosme, National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), today issued the following statement in response to suspected targeted attacks across the country.

"Over the last week, we have seen suspected targeted attacks in Pearl Harbor, Pensacola, and now Jersey City. Although the motives remain under investigation, the response of law enforcement - including the federal agencies - should be applauded and appreciated,” Cosme said.

"As we have witnessed, active shooter incidents evolve quickly and the rapid response of law enforcement is tied directly to the lives saved in these deadly situations,” Cosme continued. "In addition to the tremendous response by local departments, several federal agencies such as the FBI, ATF and others responded to these situations with haste to support their state and local counterparts. FLEOA is proud to have members from many of these responding federal agencies.”

Cosme concluded, "The rapid, integrated responses we have seen through these tragedies are a testament to the unity of the thin blue line and how the team of law enforcement works together. We are proud of the work they do every day to keep America and the public safe. The entire FLEOA family joins the nation in mourning the citizens and officers lost to these violent acts. Their sacrifice will be remembered and honored.”

FLEOA is the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies.

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