Release #322 - July 11th, 2016
DALLAS SHOOTINGSOn July 7th, 2016, one gunman, later identified by police as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, opened fire on police during protests in Dallas, Texas. Twelve Officers were shot and of these, four Dallas Police Officers and one Officer from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit were killed. Two civilians were also hurt.
Johnson was an Army Reserve Afghanistan War veteran who was reportedly angry over police shootings of African Americans. Johnson's intentions were to kill white people, especially white Police Officers.
The gunfire started at the end of a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest against recent police-involved shootings. The gunfire was followed by a standoff that lasted for hours and left the gunman dead after police detonated a bomb-equipped robot, the first time U.S. law enforcement has ever used a robot to kill a suspect. This single shooting was the deadliest incident for U.S law enforcement since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Until the 15th of July, Deputies of the San Andreas Sheriff's Department will be placing mourning bands across the badges worn on their uniforms to show our support for the Dallas Police Department and the friends and family of those harmed in this tragic occurrence. We, the San Andreas Sheriff's Department, stand in solidarity with our fellow Officers, our brothers and sisters, of the Dallas Police Department.
|Written by: Matthew Brice|
Edited by: Damian Trautmann