I join every decent person in our community to mourn the tragic loss of Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell, a decorated hero. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones, as well as all others impacted by this tragedy.

This is the first death of a Minneapolis Police Officer in two decades, but police officers across the state face this sort of danger every day, and this is not the first deadly incident in Minnesota in recent months. Our neighbors in Burnsville continue to mourn the loss of officers Elmstrand and Ruge, and firefighter Finseth, earlier this year.

Last night’s events in South Minneapolis were confusing and chaotic, and we await further information. In the meantime, we must seek better solutions to address crime and violence in every part of our community, and support our first responders.

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