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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deputies’ Association Issue Statement on Sniper Assassination of Dallas Police Officers
SANTA ANA, CA, July 7, 2016 – The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs issued the following memorandum to its members this evening:
Our hearts are collectively breaking as tonight’s tragedy at a protest over officer-involved shootings in Dallas continues to unfold. Four Dallas-area police officers were assassinated at the protest by at least one sniper and at least another seven officers had been shot, according to a statement released this evening by the Dallas Police Department. Several of the injured officers were in critical condition, according to department officials.
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