January 6, 2017

Contact: Sandi Poreda, APR / 850.766.1906


TALLAHASSEE, FL  — The Florida Police Chiefs Association today released the following statement from its president, Coconut Creek Chief of Police Butch Arenal, in the wake of the deadly shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport:

“We are shocked, angered and saddened at this brazen attack on Florida residents and guests traveling through the Fort Lauderdale airport today. We appreciate the fast response of every law enforcement officer and first responder who worked quickly to secure the situation and take the gunman into custody. These brave men and women may have saved countless more lives with their quick actions.

“Our condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of those who lost their lives today and we hope those injured make full and speedy recoveries.”