Statement from Durham County Sheriff

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We remember the victims of the most recent mass shooting – this one occurring on a college campus, just one state away, and a short drive north from us. I send my condolences to the three (3) families of the young victims who lost their lives and prayers for those injured, and the entire university community in Charlottesville. As a former campus police chief and now Sheriff, I have always advocated for responsible gun ownership throughout my career as a law enforcement leader. Such senseless gun violence has to stop.

Clarence F. Birkhead worked at Duke Public Safety for 17 years, the last 8 as campus police chief. He now serves as Durham County Sheriff.


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