The Oregon School Resource Officers Association wishes to extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the victims and families affected by the senseless violence that occurred at Umpqua Community College this morning. Like so many of these incidents, Roseburg is the kind of small community where most people would think this would never occur.
This is the reason why SRO’s do what we do. This is why OSROA exists. This is why every school everywhere needs to plan for, train for, be prepared for and – hopefully – prevent this kind of violence. Please do what you can to support the school staff, law enforcement officers and other first responders who are now working hard to sort this out and restore order.