"Last night's mass shooting in Dadeville is heartbreaking. We at the Alabama Sheriffs Association with all 67 Sheriffs of Alabama are sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this senseless violence.
This is becoming far too often in our society and it is unacceptable. The good citizens of our state deserve better, and our sheriffs and all law enforcement will continue to work diligently to do everything in their power to protect their communities from such violence. But this can not be done alone. We ask our good citizens to get involved in their communities and work hand in hand with your local law enforcement to stem the violence in their communities."