Police, workers react to Pentagon shooting
Updated 6:33 p.m. ET
In the video above, commuters and police officials speak with The Washington Post the morning after two Pentagon police officers were wounded after being shot by a single assailant.
National Treasury Employees Union President Collen M. Kelley said Thursday's incident reminds Washington of the need for "a united and conscious effort to condemn attacks against government workers."
"So long as we disrespect our public servants -- and so long as public figures fail to speak out against statements that condone acts of violence, and in fact speak in ways easily construed as being supportive of them -- we continue to run the risk of more and more incidents such as the one at the Pentagon and the particularly tragic event in Austin," Kelley said in a statement.
John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees noted that several Internet postings suggest Thursday's attack was fueled by anti-government sentiments.
“Yesterday we were reminded again of the danger federal law enforcement officers place themselves in order to protect our nation," Gage said in a statement. "We are grateful that while the officers did sustain injuries they are both expected to make full recoveries. We applaud their dedication and bravery.”
(Video above by Hamil Harris/The Washington Post)
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