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Sheriff comments on police shootings

Via Facebook, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger of Kootenai County offers these thoughts re: recent police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge:

When people intentionally target those who are sworn to protect, it is nothing short of terrorism on the way of life we enjoy as Americans. Please pray for those who were injured in Baton Rouge and the families of those who were killed.

God Bless the men and women who go out every day and put their lives on the line to uphold the code of ethics that in part says: " fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice."

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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