Bismarck Police Department Releases Statement Regarding Dallas Shootings
On the fifth anniversary of the death of one of their own, the Bismarck Police Department took to Facebook to make a statement regarding the attacks Wednesday night, July 7th, on police officers in Dallas, Texas.
On July 8th, 2011, Sergeant Steven Kenner of the Bismarck Police Department was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. Four years and 364 days later, 25-year old Micah Johnson opened fire on officers at a peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas, killing five.
Deputy Chief Draovitch made a statement regarding the attacks in Dallas, before taking questions from those in attendance. You can watch the entire Facebook live segment below:
In his statement, Draovitch says that the department will continue to work hard to earn the trust of the citizens of Bismarck, while also asking those citizens, if they come in contact with the officers, to follow the directions and commands of the officers.
Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin shared the following pictures of Sergeant Kenner on his Facebook page to honor the fallen officer on the fifth anniversary of his death:
Authorities continue to investigate the attacks in Dallas.