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Trump: We Will 'Take Care of' Violent Crimes Against Police

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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in

Monday, 15 May 2017 01:03 PM

President Donald Trump is asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement.

Trump says in the Oval Office that police officers have "had it with what's going on" and notes that 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2016.

Trump signed a proclamation to mark Peace Officers' Memorial Week and Police Week.

Trump told police officers with him in the Oval Office that "some of you have suffered greatly and we're going to take care of it."

Later, Trump spoke outside the U.S. Capitol at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

He says "attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society."

He added that it's "time to work with our cops, not against them."

Trump said it is his duty as president to keep America safe "from crimes, safe from terrorism and safe from all enemies — foreign and domestic."

He said that at the center of that duty is the "requirement to ensure law enforcement personnel are given tools and resources they need to do their jobs and come home to their families safely."

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