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Birmingham City Council issues statement of condolences and support to the Birmingham Police Department

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                Sunday January 13, 2019

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On behalf of the Birmingham City Council, Please join me in lifting up our thoughts and prayers for the families of the officers shot this morning, as well as the men and women of Birmingham Police Department. Our officers make many sacrifices to keep us safe. Early this morning one officer made the ultimate sacrifice and another of our officers is still in critical condition.

The Birmingham City Council stands with the law abiding citizens, families, and victims, and will cooperatively work with Mayor Woodfin and other law enforcement agencies to combat this senseless act of violence.

We know the negative impact of gun violence on the health and safety of our communities must be met with swift and certain punishment. The Birmingham City Council fully stands behind all of the men and women of the Birmingham Police Department in their efforts to make sure justice is served.

– Councilor Hunter Williams, Public Safety Chairman

For media inquiries please contact the Interim Director of Public Information, Chiara Perry at 205.254.2294.