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Prepared Remarks For Acting Secretary Wolf Addressing the Fraternal Order of Police

As the nation’s largest organization of law enforcement officers, the FOP plays a critical role by giving a voice to the brave men and women in law enforcement who keep our communities safe. The platform and amplification you provide for law enforcement officers is needed now more than ever, as these heroes find themselves under assault from those seeking to defund and dismantle the police.

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler, August 31, 2020

“Due to a lack of action throughout the summer, Portland and its law-abiding residents continue to suffer from large-scale looting, arson, and vandalism—even killing. Businesses remain shuttered and Portlanders are held hostage by the daily violence that has gripped the city with no end in sight.”

Message from Acting Secretary Wolf on DHS’s Response to the Portland Protests

For over 60 days, DHS has responded to the protests in Portland, Oregon. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf acknowledges the perseverance of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and other DHS law enforcement officers. He also announces the agreement with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to partner with Portland state troopers to protect federal buildings and assets.

Portland Riots Read-out: July 29

The violence Portland has witnessed over the past eight weeks continues as violent anarchists keep attacking federal law enforcement officers and federal property on a nightly basis.

Acting Secretary Wolf's Statement on Oregon Agreeing to Cooperate in Quelling Portland Violence

Over the past 24 hours, Governor Brown and I have been in regular communication and have agreed to a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers.  That plan includes a robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland. State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months.  Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remain protected and secure. 

Portland Riots Read-out: July 25

The violent situation in Portland for the past 56 straight days continues with violent anarchists rioting on the streets as federal law enforcement officers work diligently and honorably to enforce federal law; they do so by defending federal property and the lives of their fellow officers.

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