Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has reassured his officers that they are indeed safe in light of the events that have taken place in Dallas, Texas.
A mass shooting there on Thursday evening claimed the lives of five officers and left two officers as well as two people injured.
The city’s top cop took to twitter on Friday to express his condolences to those affected by the tragic event in Dallas stating: “What happened in Dallas last night and this morning is shocking. It is beyond our comprehension. Our condolences are with the families of those officers killed and injured.”
He also adds: “Let me be clear. The safety of the men and women of the Toronto Police Service, who serve and protect this city, day and night, is enormously important to me. I will always make sure you have the best, and safest, equipment, and the intelligence and training to provide you with the greatest protection.”
Saunders also went on to say: “there are people in this city who want to drive a wedge between the TPS and the LGBTQ communities” after the group known as Black Lives Matter halted the annual Pride Parade on Sunday, July 3rd.
BLM is expected to make another announcement of what they’re planning to do in the coming weeks.