After five police officers were killed, and seven others wounded, in the Dallas protest shooting on July 7, people flocked to social media to share their reactions.
Facebook, twitter and Instagram posts shared a collective sense of grief in the wake of the most deadly attack on police in the U.S. since 9-11.
On Friday, Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill issued a statement in reaction to the tragedy. Weighill is also the president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).
“This is a tragedy felt by every member of law enforcement, not just in the United States but north of the border as well,” Weighill’s statement reads.
“This incident shows the dangers faced by police officers in the course of their duties. Sadly, the same can be said in Canada. This week marked the 10th anniversary of the deaths of RCMP Constables Robin Cameron and Marc Bourdages, who were gunned down while on duty near Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. We honour their names just as we will honour the names of the victims of the shooting in Dallas, Texas.”
Below is a collection of social media reaction to the events on July 7.