Press Release: Supervisor Hoehmann, Town of Clarkstown Observe Moment of Silence to Honor Slain Dallas Police and DART Officers
For Immediate Release
July 8, 2016
Supervisor Hoehmann, Town of Clarkstown
Observe Moment of Silence to Honor Slain Dallas Police and DART Officers
“Officers were forever silenced while
protecting the right to free speech”
(New City, NY) - Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, joined by
members of the Town Board, the Clarkstown Police Department, Town Staff and
residents, observed a moment of silence to honor the five Dallas officers who
were killed on Thursday, July 6, 2016.
"We come together as a community to mourn the lives of the
officers who were brutally assassinated last night in Dallas. Tragically,
these officers were forever silenced while protecting the right of others to
free speech," said Supervisor Hoehmann. “Any loss of life is tragic,
but last night’s events are particularly chilling and a reminder of the threats
and challenges police officers face every day throughout our country.
Clarkstown stands in solidarity with the men and women of the Dallas Police
Department and DART, and send our condolences to the families of the
Also present were New York State Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco.
In addition to observing a moment of silence, Supervisor
Hoehmann ordered all town flags to half-staff for one week.