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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after a Southport police lieutenant was killed in a shooting Thursday afternoon while responding to a car crash in Indianapolis. Authorities have identified the slain officer as Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan.
According to Everytown for Gun Safety research, there have been at least 118 shootings of police officers in America this year. In those incidents, 23 officers have been killed and an additional 95 have been injured.
STATEMENT FROM NAME, VOLUNTEER WITH THE INDIANA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“We send our deepest condolences to Lt. Allan’s family, and we’ll be keeping them in our thoughts on this difficult day. Officers like Lt. Allan work day and night to protect our communities, and this tragic news is a reminder of the risks they face every single shift. The rest of us have to do our part to reduce those risks as much as possible, including by making sure our legislators look to law enforcement for guidance when it comes to Indiana’s gun laws.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs