Sheriff Manfre Issues Statement on Shootings in Dallas, Falcon Heights and Baton Rouge
FlaglerLive | July 8, 2016
Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre issued the following statement through his public information office late this morning:
I would like to acknowledge the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Dallas and the grief we are all experiencing as a nation for the Dallas area law enforcement community and their families.
It is my hope during these difficult times in our nation’s history that we use the recent incidents in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas to continue our dialogue that we have established with our community. As a law enforcement agency, we must maintain an open line of communication with the minority community and our community as a whole. I want to assure the public that all of our deputies at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office have received training to provide our community with the best law enforcement services.
As part of the community oriented policing philosophy this agency has adopted, our employees are committed to treating every person with respect and dignity. In order to foster this philosophy, we created a discussion group last year called One Common Ground with area pastors, law enforcement and the school district. This group continually addresses issues such as racial tension and police mistrust in order to build positive relations with our community and youth. Rather than allowing these events to divide us, let’s work together to ensure the safety of our community.
As a symbol of our unity, please join with me today and the FCSO at 1:00 p.m. for a moment of silence to honor those fallen and injured Dallas area law enforcement officers.