Kusel – The death of two police officers who were shot dead during a traffic stop shook Germany. Politicians and celebrities are shocked by the crime.
Two police officers in Rhineland-Palatinate near Kusel died early Monday morning (January 31). The two young officers were shot dead during a traffic check during a routine patrol, as LUDWIGSHAFEN24* already reported. The police are looking for the perpetrators, who are probably still armed. Meanwhile, more and more details are leaking out* of what happened in the morning hours.
Rhineland-Palatinate: Police officers shot at traffic control – Prime Minister Dreyer reacts on Twitter
At the same time, there are more and more reactions to the crime that shocks Germany. Many Twitter users report under the tweets from the Kaiserslautern police and express their condolences. Among them Weisser Ring eV: “It’s so bad, without words. Our thoughts are with the relatives of the victims and we would also like to express our condolences to all colleagues. “The search is currently underway in Rhineland-Palatinate * and Saarland, but the Baden-Württemberg police also write on Twitter: “Please help the search of the Kaiserslautern police.”
Malu #Dreyer: The act is appalling. We are deeply saddened that two young people have lost their lives in the ministry. Our thoughts are with the relatives and colleagues.
Two police officers were killed by shots during a check at #Kusel. Background still unclear. pic.twitter.com/a5uZBZB9OB
— State government of Rhineland-Palatinate (@rlpNews) January 31, 2022
The state government of Rhineland-Palatinate has also issued a statement by Prime Minister Malu Dreyer. “The act is appalling. We are deeply saddened that two young people have lost their lives in the ministry. Our thoughts are with the relatives and colleagues,” said Prime Minister Dreyer.
Police officers shot in Kusel: celebrities and politicians react – “act is reminiscent of execution”
Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) said: “Regardless of the motive behind the act: This act is reminiscent of an execution and it shows that police officers risk their lives every day for our security.”
Reactions to the death of the two young police officers also come from prominent public figures. TV presenter Dunja Hayali spoke up on Twitter and wrote: “Simply an incredibly terrible act. My sympathy and condolences go to the relatives, friends and colleagues…” Hayali shares the call for witnesses. CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak writes: “It is an act that leaves you stunned and sad. My thoughts are with the two police officers who were killed and their families. During these hours, I also think in particular of my colleagues from the Kaiserslautern police.”
The news that a police officer was killed while on duty in Kusel shocked me deeply and left me absolutely stunned. The Saarland police support…
— Tobias Hans (@tobiashans) January 31, 2022
Prime Minister Tobias Hans spoke from Saarland: “The news that a police officer was killed while on duty in Kusel has shocked me deeply and leaves me absolutely stunned. The Saarland police are using all means to support the authorities in Rhineland-Palatinate in solving this terrible crime. My thoughts are with the relatives and I wish the families, friends and colleagues a lot of strength in these difficult hours.” (tobi) *LUDWIGSHAFEN24 is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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