Outraged Cincinnati police received an apology from the mayor of the Ohio town, after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation naming a day in honor of a cop killer.
Mayor John Cranley issued the apology Thursday, saying that the proclamation would never have been approved, Fox19 Cincinnati, Friday reported.
“I think it’s a shame that my office, that we had wrongly issued a proclamation in the name of a man who killed killed Sonny Kim,” said Cranley, to the station.
He said that the proclamation was quickly withdrawn.
Prosecutors say Trepierre Hummons raiding Officer Kim, a 48-year-old father of three, on a Cincinnati street, on June 19, 2015. After a shot, Kim struggled away Hummons’ gun. Another agent who responded to the scene shot and killed Hummons, who was 21.
Cincinnati happens to be in honor of Kim and other fallen officers Friday, the New York Post reported.
The proclamation declared June 1 “Tre Day” in Cincinnati and said in part that the sacrifice of Hummons “will save lives of children for generations to come,” the station reported.
An agent on Thursday posted a photo of the proclamation on the Facebook page of the Cincinnati police union, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
“Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this,” the agent said.
“If this really is something must be done… I have trouble finding the words,” another agent responded.
Ronald Hummons sought the proclamation in honor of his son, to raise awareness of child abuse and mental illness, the station reported.
Cranley said his communications director, agreed with the request, without him, to the station.
The pitchfork then posted Hummons the proclamation, which was stamped with the mayor’s signature.
The head of the police union said he did not fault Cranley for the screw-up, Fox19 reported.
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