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Local law enforcement take precaution after five officers killed, 6 hurt in Dallas shootings

Posted at 5:56 AM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 13:14:05-04

Many local law enforcement groups are taking precaution after five officers were killed in Dallas Thursday evening.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan spoke with the press Friday morning expressing grief for the Dallas Police Department and the people of Dallas.

Jordan also said that there’s a lot of anger across the country and possibly for good reason, as he put it, but said that this is not the way to handle it.

Chief Jordan went on to say that the Friday comments were about calming fears in the black, white and police communities. He said that Tulsa police officers will not let what happened in Dallas impact the trust they’ve built and maintained in Tulsa.

He said TPD will not widen existing gaps, especially among black Tulsans, and in saying all of this, he recalled one of the defining and darkest days in this city’s history.

“Tulsa, Oklahoma went through one of the very worst racial events in our nation’s history. We’re not going to do that again, not in our city.”

Tulsa police officers are expected to meet with city leaders and leaders in the black community Friday night to ensure they know that Tulsa police officers are here to protect them.