By WKYT News Staff | Posted: Fri 9:22 AM, Jul 08, 2016 | Updated: Fri 5:31 PM, Jul 08, 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Mayor Jim Gray called on the people of Lexington to take part in a moment of silence on Friday in support of Dallas.
Five officers were murdered and seven others were injured when gunmen opened fire on a peaceful protest in Dallas.
Mayor Gray stood with Police Chief Mark Barnard and Lexington NAACP President William Saunders in front of police headquarters and observed a moment of silence for the victims.
The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office joined thousands of police officers with blue lights flashing in a minute of silence at 11:45 A.M. this morning.
Governor Matt Bevin released a statement on Friday morning condemning the attack.
“We are deeply offended and heartbroken by the cowardly assault on police officers in Dallas. As a society we must strongly condemn acts of violence against innocent lives, especially those who put their lives on the line to protect us. United we stand, divided we fall.”
The Richmond Police Department will hold a prayer vigil at 5:30 Friday afternoon, weather permitting. They are inviting people to come out and attend.