FBI Director Wray mourns police officers killed in the line of responsibility, vows motion: ‘Enough is sufficient’
It is police week and as a substitute of celebrating, FBI Director Christopher Wray is mourning a rising quantity of officers killed in the line of responsibility.
Wray, in an unique interview with Fox News, is mourning three members of regulation enforcement killed in simply the previous week.
“It is an absolute tragedy what’s happening in this country. Enough is enough,” Wray informed Fox News Correspondent David Spunt at FBI headquarters on Thursday.
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Within the previous week, Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, Alamo, Georgia, Police Officer Dylan Harrison and Maricopa County, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel Ruiz are half of a rising group of these killed in the line of responsibility.
“It takes an unbelievably special person to be willing to get up every morning and put his [or] her life on the line for a total stranger,” Wray stated.
According to the newest FBI statistics, as of Oct. 14, 59 regulation enforcement officers have been feloniously killed in the line of responsibility this yr. At this level in 2020, the quantity was 39.
With calls to defund police departments rising louder, Wray says now is the time to ensure officers at the native and federal ranges have each software vital.
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“I don’t believe that giving the police less resources, less training, less people is the solution. I think that just promotes lawlessness. I think we need to be making sure that our police departments are able to recruit and hire the right people, that they’re trained in the right way. That they’re equipped with the very best equipment, that they’re compensated appropriately,” Wray stated.
Recruiting is down in cities giant to small and retirements are plentiful, leaving many departments understaffed and over labored.
Wray confirmed Fox News the wall of honor inside FBI headquarters, mentioning his buddy and colleague Supervisory Special Agent David LeValley. He died in 2018 from well being issues in consequence of the 9/11 assaults 17 years earlier than.
“Think about the kids who are growing up without parents. Think about the spouses who are having to carry through in their lives without the person who’s closest to them in the world. Think about the parents who are having to bury their children,” Wray stated.
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