HOUSTON – Support from leaders and law enforcement agencies in Texas and the Houston area are pouring in following the news of three Houston police officers being shot Thursday afternoon following an apparent chase.
The triple shooting comes days after the death of Harris County Pct. 5 Corporal Charles Galloway and Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez.
Read the reactions below:
Governor Greg Abbott
“The state of Texas grieves at the news of yet another violent attack on our law enforcement officers, this time on three members of the Houston Police Department who were shot this afternoon while serving their community. Violence against the police will never be tolerated in the Lone Star State. The State of Texas will ensure that the City of Houston and the Houston Police Department have the resources and support they need to ensure swift justice for the perpetrator. Please join Cecilia and me in praying for the officers who were shot and injured, as well as for the safety of all law enforcement who serve and protect our communities across the state.”
Congressman and former Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls
3 more @houstonpolice officers shot in downtown Houston.— Troy Nehls (@SheriffTNehls) January 27, 2022
This has to stop.
We need to back the blue and get more officers on our streets.
The office of Mayor Sylvester Turner released the following statement:
“Three Houston Police Officers were shot in the line of duty today, and I am relieved to hear their injuries are non-life-threatening. My thoughts and prayers go out to them, and I will be at the hospital soon to check on their recovery, thank them for their service and speak to their families. I ask everyone to pray for the officers who were shot and for every law enforcement officer working on the streets of Houston. We live in dangerous times, and it will take all of us working together to make our city safe.”
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz
Heidi & I are praying for the 3 officers shot in Houston this afternoon. May God's healing hand be upon them, and His Grace be upon their families. We are in close contact with local officials & we will continue to actively monitor the situation. 1/x https://t.co/NwwqidsMqa— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 27, 2022
Harris County Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen
Former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo
Please pray for the officers and their families. This is maddening and heart breaking.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 27, 2022
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena
@HoustonFire is providing EMS treatment and transport to our @houstonpolice officers. Please avoid the area at this time— Chief Samuel Peña (@FireChiefofHFD) January 27, 2022
And PLEASE keep positive thoughts and pray for these officers https://t.co/me2N6t84Kb
National Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Joe Gamaldi
My thoughts and prayers are with the three houston police officers shot today.— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) January 27, 2022
The unprecedented violence against officers continues and requires a strong rebuke from @POTUS that this will not be tolerated in our country. It is time everyone stands with law enforcement! #Enough
Please keep these officers in your thoughts. https://t.co/Oz1jNbatxQ— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) January 27, 2022