The attorney general for the state of Alabama said on Wednesday that violent attacks against law enforcement officers is "a disturbing pattern that today we stand here to say must end."

According to ABC News, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said that seven officers in that state have been shot and killed in just 13 months.

"This is the most members of Alabama law enforcement ever murdered in less than a 13 month period. The wave of senseless deaths over the past year cannot be the wave of the future in this state," the attorney general said.

The attorney general also suggested an anti-law enforcement view was a contributing factor to the uptick in violence.