Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Chief Thomas Carter expressed condolences to all of the people who are in mourning from the shootings in three cities that have left 5 police officers and 2 other people dead.

In addition to the dead, 6 police officers were wounded in Dallas.

“On behalf of the people of Harrisburg, I extend condolences to all of the grieving families who are suffering from the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “I join the calls for calm, unity and justice as our nation tries to cope with the aftermath of these tragic incidents.”

Chief Carter echoed the Mayor’s comments and thanked the people of Harrisburg for their continued support of police in protecting the community.

“Harrisburg is a close-knit community, and we appreciate the tremendous support our officers receive every day,” said Chief Carter.  “We grieve for the fallen officers and for all who have suffered from violence and injustice.”


Mayor Papenfuse and Chief Carter will join members of the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council in a special “Prayers for Peace and Justice” vigil at noon Monday, July 11, 2016 in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.


For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg, at 717 255 3015 or at

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