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Dayton officer shot: Community reacts, offers support on social media

Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 5:47 PM

A Dayton police detective serving as part of a DEA task force Monday night has been shot and wounded in Dayton.

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.

Timeline of shooting: Dayton police detective shot, in critical condition

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. 

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A Dayton police officer serving as part of a DEA task force has been shot and wounded in Dayton.

 

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. 


 


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.