Georgia governor lowers flags in honor of Dallas officers

A man waves an American flag

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday announced a statewide flag-lowering in honor of the victims of the July 7 Dallas shooting.

Earlier Friday, Abbott had affirmed his support for police in a guest column in the Dallas Morning News. Videos uploaded to social media showed the shootings took place when neither of the men appeared to be presenting a threat to the officers involved or anyone else.

Ryan says: "A few perpetrators of evil do not represent us; they do not control us".

The governor said there's no justification for racial injustice or for violence against law enforcement. "What I'd ask most of all is for all of us to remember that these people have loved ones who just lost their most precious and important person in their life".

"First and foremost, we extend our condolences to the officer and his family and loved ones, " Sullivan said.

According to information from the governor's office when flown at half-staff, the U.

"Remember our motto, "Committed to the Community".

"On the one hand it has been the tale of heroism of police officers".

The Dallas ambush, which occurred during a protest prompted by police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, left five officers dead, seven wounded and two civilians injured.

"It's out of respect for the Dallas Police Service, those officers who were killed in the line of duty and their families and friends".

"The spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president, have contributed to the modern day hostility we are witnessing between the police and those they serve".

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