Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Police Killers
President Trump is reiterating his 2016 campaign call for the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.
Speaking at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day service in Washington, D.C. today, the President said, “The ambushes and attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now. We believe that criminals who murder police officers should immediately, but with trial, get the death penalty. But quickly. The trial should go fast. It’s got to be fair, but it’s got to go fast,” Trump said.
Also at the Peace Officers’ Memorial Day event, the widow of slain California police officer Ronil Singh personally thanked President Trump for his support of her family.
“I actually want to thank you personally,” said Anamika Singh. You’re the only one that actually reached out and gave your condolences to the family, and it actually means a lot to all of our law enforcement families that are here, for the sacrifice my husband and his brothers in blue and sisters in blue have given.”
Ronil’s brother, Reggie Singh also spoke at the event and expressed his unwavering support for President Trump.
“I would like to thank every single law enforcement officer over here,” he said. “What you guys go through, I’ve heard stories from my brother. This man over here, the Singh family supports him. Whatever he is doing for law enforcement, we support him. His team at the White House has reached out to us multiple times, multiple times. I don’t think that has ever happened before ever. This man is amazing, and my family supports him. Thank you.