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VACP Response to Statement by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

August 14, 2017 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police stands ready to support Governor McAuliffe’s efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth ensures the rights of individuals to protest peacefully while providing for the safety of the public.

We welcome the opportunity to participate in any review of the recent events in Charlottesville to determine how Virginia law enforcement can be best prepared to respond to all potential conflicts.

We are grieving the loss of two outstanding public servants, Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, who were killed in a VSP helicopter crash on Saturday.

Virginia law enforcement will honor them by continuing to strive for excellence in serving the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Colonel Thierry G. Dupuis
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police