Governor Eddie Baza Calvo has ordered flags on Guam be flown at half-staff in honor of the five police officers who were shot and killed on July 7. The Governor’s order follows a proclamation by President Obama, “Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas.”
The Governor is asking the community to keep the victims of the recent shootings, as well as those who were injured, and the communities in their thoughts and prayers.
“Our island is an ocean and a continent away from the events that have unfolded, but that doesn’t mean we are unaffected by the sense of loss and hurt,” the Governor stated. “This violence has ripped the lives of five police officers from their families and friends, but it also rips away at their communities, and the very fabric of the nation.”
Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio said police officers have the already dangerous job of keeping our communities safe, day in and day out.
“This is reportedly the most fatal incident for law enforcement officers since September 11, 2001, and a sad time for our nation indeed,” Lt. Governor Tenorio stated. “Let us reach out to all of our brothers and sisters in the U.S. mainland with love and prayer that a new level of understanding and peace can be found so that these senseless acts can come to an end.”