The North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police is asking Governor Roy Cooper and the Attorney General to be more vocal when it comes to violence against police officers.

In eight days two police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty in the Charlotte area and two others were injured.

A letter from the Association was sent to Governor Roy Cooper and the Attorney General over the weekend after Kings Mountain Police Officer Frank Whittington Jr. was shot and injured in the line of duty, Fox 46 reports. He is expected to be OK. The letters ask the Governor and Attorney General to publicly condemn violence against law enforcement.

“It must end. The governor and the attorney general have a role as leaders in our state to condemn acts of violence against law enforcement,” said President of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, Chief David Hess of Roxboro.

FOX 46 reached out to Governor Cooper’s office for a statement.

“Governor Cooper is deeply grateful for law enforcement officers and he is concerned about the increased violence. He signed a law increasing penalties for assaulting an officer with a firearm and he believes state and local leaders must give them the training and support to do their jobs and to build trust with the communities they serve.”

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