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Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 5:47 PM
— UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m. (Nov. 5): A Dayton police detective serving as part of a DEA task force Monday night has been shot and wounded in Dayton.
Law enforcement and groups around the Miami Valley and the state are offering their support on social media after the shooting of 55-year-old Jorge Del Rio.
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, issued the following statement Tuesday:
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the shooting of a Dayton police detective in the line of duty last evening. I join my prayers with all those in the Dayton community for this public servant and for his family. May God watch over them and give them courage and strength. At this time, I wish to also express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for all members of law enforcement who daily put themselves at risk to protect us.”
Dayton is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics.
We're with you @DaytonPolice— Westerville Police (@WestervillePD) November 5, 2019
Please keep the Dayton Police Department, DEA, and all of their friends and family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/EvZyuNi2GH— Montgomery Co. S.O. (@mcohiosheriff) November 5, 2019
Our prayers are with @DaytonPolice Officer who was shot and critically wounded tonight - in surgery. We keep the veteran officer and the families, both of blood and of Blue, in our thoughts— True Blue Warriors (@TruBluWarriors) November 5, 2019
Some are even trying to rally fans of the popular police show, “Live PD.”
Political figures also offered their support, including Sen. Rob Portman and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.
Praying for a quick recovery for the @DaytonPolice officer wounded last evening in the line of duty. I’m grateful for his commitment to protecting #Ohio and for working to rid our communities of deadly fentanyl. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) November 5, 2019
Absolutely sickening to read.— Joe Deters (@JosephTDeters) November 5, 2019
My heart goes out to this brave officer and all of the Dayton Police this morning.
We should never take for granted the heroic and dangerous work our police officers do to keep each of us safe every day. https://t.co/0LLvYK6RUM