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SLC Police say safety is ‘our number one priority’ in preparation for Days of 1947 parade

SALT LAKE CITY — Following Monday’s fatal shooting at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, the Salt Lake City Police Department has called the community its number one partner in preventing public threats.

“We are continuously working with local, state and federal law enforcement partners to assess and mitigate any threats, and to respond immediately to any incidents that may arise,” the department said in a statement. hurry.

This will be important for more parades to mark Utah’s next 47 Day Celebrations.

Pioneer Day is Sunday July 24 with the holiday Monday July 25.

At least seven people died and more than 30 were injured in Chicago’s attack on Monday. Police said the shooter fired 70 rounds from an AR-15 type rifle.

The suspect dressed as a woman and mingled with the panicked crowd ahead of his eventual capture.

“The safety of our community is our number one priority,” the statement from Salt Lake Police said. “We are continuously working with law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal levels to assess and mitigate any threats and respond immediately to any incidents.”

The statement reiterated a long-standing policy saying they do not discuss details of security plans for events and that the policy was in place to protect the community and officers.

The ministry said it is committed to helping ensure a fun and safe event for everyone.

Anyone with information about a potential threat should call 911.

Mary Cashion

The author Mary Cashion