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Governor's office releases statement on early morning shootings

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Today, Ben Hammes, Communications Director for Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in regards to the early morning shootings involving 2 police officers:

 "The governor and lt. governor have been alerted to the attacks on law enforcement this morning.  Shortly after the shootings, our office was briefed by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on the shootings.  DPS is working hand in hand with local law enforcement in the investigation.  We will continue monitoring and working with law enforcement in the interest of public safety. 

An attack on public safety officers is an attack on the public safety of all Iowans.  We call on Iowans to support our law enforcement officials in bringing this suspect to justice.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty as well as the officers who continue to put themselves in harm’s way."

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