Governor Jay Nixon (D) will represent Missouri at a memorial service in Dallas, Texas, for the five police fatally shot there last week.
Nixon, Missouri Public Safety Director Lane Roberts, and Highway Patrol Superintendent Bret Johnson will attend the service at the invitation of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
The governor had been scheduled to be in Europe this week but canceled that trip after violence involving law enforcement in Ballwin and elsewhere in the country, last week.
In a statement from Nixon’s office, he writes, “Missouri stands with the law enforcement officers of Dallas in grieving the loss of these officers who died protecting others. Tragically, we have just seen in Missouri the very real dangers that law enforcement officers subject themselves to on a daily basis. Being at the memorial service is a sign of the enormous respect we have for the sacrifice of the officers in Dallas, and conveys the support of the people of Missouri for law enforcement officers across the country.”