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Obama: Slayings a reminder of risk officers take

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Barack Obama says Sunday’s killing of three Louisiana law enforcement officers underscores the degree to which Washington must do everything possible to help police officers return home safe at night.

Obama spoke Tuesday after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

He says what happened in Baton Rouge is a reminder of the extraordinary risks and dangers that law enforcement officers take every day “to protect us and our way of life.”

Two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy were killed Sunday after they were ambushed by a lone gunman.

Obama says he’ll use his remaining months as president to figure out which practices work best, and how to help rebuild trust between police and the communities they serve.

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