Within the last several years Americans have witnessed alarming surge in the number of police officers being killed in the line of duty.
In fact according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund the number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2015 was 124, considerably higher than in previous years, with predictions that if this trend continues 2016 will be even higher.
However after the recent carnage in Dallas that claimed the lives of 5-brave police officers by a deranged racist, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that State legislators are vowing to crack down on the recent violence against police officers by tightening existing laws.
On Monday the governor outlined his desire to strengthen the “Police Protection Act,” stating;
“At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the state will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities.”
The additional previsions will strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers, by extending hate crime protections to police officers, and increasing penalties committed against them.
“The men and women in uniform risk their lives every day to protect the public, and it is time we show them the state of Texas has their back. Texas will no longer tolerate disrespect for those who serve, and it must be made clear to anyone targeting our law enforcement officials that their actions will be met with severe justice.”
H/T: US Herald