Denver Newsroom, Jul 30, 2022 / 10:22 am
The Colombian Bishops’ Conference expressed its condolences to the National Police “for the loss of numerous members” so far in 2022. The officers were killed by crime gangs, especially the Clan del Golfo.
Son 36 héroes de la patria: mujeres y hombres policías; hijos, padres, hermanos, líderes de las comunidades colombianas. Agradecemos todas las expresiones de apoyo, respeto y admiración a nuestra Policía Nacional. #EsUnHonorSerPolicía pic.twitter.com/BrLIhE345Y— General Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia (@DirectorPolicia) July 28, 2022
So far this year, 36 police officers have been killed and more than 60 injured. According to the director of the National Police, Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, the officers have been victims of the so-called “pistol plan” of the criminal organization known as the Clan del Golfo.
In a July 27 letter addressed to Vargas, the bishops expressed their “heartfelt condolences for the loss of many members of the National Police.”