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Letter: Salisbury Police Department mourns with victims in Texas, Ohio

On Sunday, Aug. 4, we woke up to learn of the shocking news in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, where 31 people were murdered and many injured.

Words cannot give voice to these horrific mass shootings and their terrible impact on families, friends and communities. 

Therefore, on behalf of the city of Salisbury Police Department, we send our deepest condolences to the victims’ families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and those who are injured and still remain hospitalized. 

It is heartbreaking and sad to think about those who have had their children robbed from them at such an early age when they had so much life ahead of them. 

We will continuously pray for the healing for El Paso and Dayton as they process their pain. We pray that they will be surrounded by God’s love and comfort and filled with the peace that God gives to us. 

— Alberta McLaughlin  

Salisbury

Editor’s note: Alberta McLaughlin is the Salisbury Police Department’s victim advocate.

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