Official Statement, Mayor Pam Iorio: Death of the two St. Petersburg Police Officers and the shooting of the U.S. Marshal

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What a terrible day for us all as we received the news of two of St. Petersburg’s finest officers who died in the line of duty this morning and a U.S. Marshal who was seriously injured.

We grieve over this terrible tragedy – the loss of valued members of our law enforcement community who protect us everyday. We have felt this terrible loss before and are reminded of the dangers our officers face every single day.

On behalf of the City of Tampa, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of the officers, the larger family of the St. Petersburg Police Department, and to all the citizens of our sister city. I know I share the thoughts and prayers of all our citizens who care deeply about the welfare of our law enforcement officials and their sacrifice that allows all of us to live safely.