Alachua County law enforcement agencies release joint statement about the Minneapolis shooting

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office released a joint statement signed by every law enforcement agency sheriff or chief in the county. 

The statement is titled: Alachua County Law Enforcement Serves with our Community

“All members of law enforcement agencies in Alachua County understand the great responsibility we share to keep our community safe while working in partnership to address needs. We live and work here and recognize the incredible authority we possess to impact lives.

The tragedy in Minneapolis forces us to look within ourselves and ensure that only those who understand our solemn commitment to the badge are able to wear that symbol of authority. We grieve for the family and friends of George Floyd and the residents of Minneapolis. We thank the law enforcement officers who have spoken out and condemned the untenable actions of those officers who were involved in Mr. Floyd’s death.

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, Santa Fe College Police Department, University of Florida Police Department, Alachua Police Department and City of High Springs Police Department work 24/7/365.

We respect and serve you, are part of you, and will always be transparent with the ways that we serve you.”

Sincerely,

  • Sadie Darnell/Sheriff of Alachua County
  • Chief Tony Jones/Gainesville Police Department
  • Chief Ed Book/Santa Fe College Police Department
  • Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick/University Police Department
  • Chief Chad Scott/Alachua Police Department
  • Chief Antoine Sheppard/High Springs Police Department
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