Obama: Shooting of officers reminder of sacrifices


Associated Press

HOLMDEL, N.J. — President Barack Obama says the wounding of five police officers in a New Jersey shootout reminds the country of the sacrifices that officers and their families make every day.

Two police officers were critically wounded Thursday morning during a shootout in Jersey City while three other officers were treated and released. Obama spoke hours later at a political fundraiser and a rally for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.

Obama says his thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those officers and added: "We are confident that they are going to come back as strong as ever."

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