Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Shooting Death of New York City Police Officers

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 22, 2014.

There are no words that can encompass the grief and pain following the killing of New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos and the shooting of a young woman in Baltimore.

The men and women who wear the uniforms of our nation’s police, face vulnerability that no amount of training or equipment can make go away—the reality of being a potential target of violence.  All police officers know every day they put on the uniform could be a day when they don’t make it home. 

As we go about the hard and necessary work of building trust between working peoples’ communities and the law enforcement community, all of us must never forget this terrible truth.

Source: www.aflcio.org