As word has spread of the shooting deaths of three police officers Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., there has not been a shortage of people taking to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Count SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and associate commissioner Herb Vincent among them:
These are difficult times in Baton Rouge, home of LSU. We pray for the families of those lost and for healing of a great city.
— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) July 17, 2016
Prayers go up today for friends and family in Baton Rouge. It's a wonderful city with amazing people and it is in need of peace & healing.
— Herb Vincent (@SECherbvin) July 17, 2016
Per the East Baton Rouge Police Department’s Facebook page, multiple officers from both the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office were involved, with several officers from each department also sustaining injuries. One suspect is dead, and two others may be at large.
This shooting follows the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by the Baton Rouge Police Department earlier this month.
Several players connected to the LSU athletics community posted their thoughts on Twitter, and so did Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown, whose department also saw five of his officers shot and killed in an attack in his city on July 7.