Dallas shooting: Police in Saskatoon, Regina lower flags to honour slain officers

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Flags were lowered to half-staff outside the stations of the Saskatoon Police Service and the Regina Police Service on Friday to honour the police officers killed in Dallas, Texas a day earlier.

Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded in the gunfire that began around 8:45 p.m.

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    Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill, who also serves as the president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, issued the following statement:

    “This is a tragedy felt by every member of law enforcement, not just in the United States but north of the border as well.

    “This incident shows the dangers faced by police officers in the course of their duties.  Sadly, the same can be said in Canada. This week marked the 10th anniversary of the deaths of RCMP Constables Robin Cameron and Marc Bourdages, who were gunned down while on duty near Spiritwood, Saskatchewan.”

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    “We honour their names just as we will honour the names of the victims of the shooting in Dallas, Texas.”

    Acting Chief Corey Zaharuk offered his condolences in a statement on behalf of the Regina Police Service:

    “This is a very tragic event…as is any violence that takes lives and causes injuries.  These acts change people’s lives forever. We are shocked and saddened by this event, and extend our deepest sympathy to all involved.

    “In terms of what it may mean to our police service…we don’t know enough about the events in Dallas to try and analyze from a distance and offer comment.  We will stay connected to this event as observers, and our hearts go out to our neighbours to the south.  We will seek to learn in the coming days what the local or national implications for policing might be.”

    Flags fly at half-staff outside the city police station in Regina.

    Fire halls in Saskatoon also lowered their flags to honour the victims.

    The Dallas police officers were shot during a peaceful protest over police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, La., and St. Paul, Minn.

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