Aurora mayor, city council send open letter of support to police department

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AURORA, Colo. — The mayor and city council in Aurora sent an open letter to those in the city’s police department, saying “we are with you” after recent attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La.

The letter was posted to the city’s website and on social media.

“You, and those who have preceded you, have made Aurora, Colorado a safe, wonderful City in which to live,” the letter reads in part. “Should someone out there decide to illegally strike out against any one of you, rest assured we will support you, your family, your friends, and brothers and sisters on the force.

“We cannot stand in front of you, but we can stand with you, and let there be no doubt we are standing with you.”

The letter ends with an urging that those in the department “be as proud today to wear the uniform of a police officer of the City of Aurora as the day you were sworn in. You deserve that pride and respect.”