VFW Statement on Dallas Ambush
WASHINGTON (July 8, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States extends its deepest condolences and strongest support to the law enforcement community after alleged snipers ambushed and killed five Dallas police officers and reportedly wounded seven others yesterday.
“All who wear the badge, who run toward danger to protect others, are our brothers and sisters in arms,” said VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. “We share this grief with our fellow comrades and their families, just as we demand from our local and national governments an end to this lawlessness that has no place in a civil society.”
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,600 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.