July 18, 2016 Fallen Baton Rouge Officers
“The thoughts and prayers of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis are with the families of the fallen officers and the Baton Rouge community as they mourn the loss of men who dedicated their life to service. Now more than ever, law enforcement needs the support of the community and the community needs law enforcement. We need to come together in unity – the future starts by building relationships and increasing trust.
Over the past year false narratives of officer involved incidents forwarded by agenda driven organizations and perpetuated by the media have driven our communities apart. Our elected officials have at best stood on the sidelines and at worst forwarded an agenda criminalizing police actions and furthering this divide.
Relationships are built on the streets by people – not through the media, not by politicians and not by agenda driven organizations. Real people, real work, real solutions.
The future starts now by building relationships and increasing trust.”