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Newsom’s Office, Feinstein, Other Elected Officials Pay Tribute to Killed El Monte Police Officers on Social Media

On Wednesday, June 15, a day after two El Monte police officers were killed in shootings in the city, leaders continued to pour out condolences and support through social media.

Officers were shot shortly after 5 p.m. in response to a call about a possible stabbing at a motel at the intersection of Garvey and Central Avenues. He was taken to the hospital, where he was later declared brought dead.

Condolences will soon begin to pour in from local leaders to those at the state and federal levels.

“Our hearts are with his loved ones and the entire El Monte Police Department during this painful time,” said Gavin Newsom, California Gov. tweeted.

US Senator Diane Feinstein mourned the loss of the officers, saying their deaths were a reminder of the dangers officers face every day.

“My heart breaks for the family and friends of two El Monte police officers killed in the line of duty yesterday,” Feinstein tweeted.

US Representatives Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte also offered her condolences.

Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County’s first district supervisor, who represents the area at the county level, also expressed her support on Twitter.

Solis said all L.A. County buildings would fly their flags at half-staff in honor of the officers.

Several public security agencies also expressed their support on social media soon after the officers’ deaths were announced.

LA District Attorney George Gascon offered his condolences to the families, friends and associates of the deceased officers on Twitter.

He said he himself recognized the dangers and sacrifices of law enforcement as a former police officer and commended the officers. He lamented what was the “worst nightmare of every family” who live with the reality of an officer not coming home.

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