Wisconsin Republican asks for prayers for dead officers

AP

A Wisconsin legislator is asking people to pray for the families of the officers who were slain in Dallas.

Van Wanggaard, a Racine Republican and a former police officer who chairs the Senate public safety committee, issued a news release Friday that people should pray that “during this time of increased tension between police and certain communities that God’s wisdom and guidance will keep all lives safe.”

Wanggaard says people need to remember that they’re all on the same side and everyone wants to return home to their loved ones at the end of the day and too many haven’t lately.

At least one person opened fire on police Thursday night in Dallas during a protest over recent killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Five officers were killed.