Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to lock up support from the law enforcement community, with the three largest police unions in Colorado endorsing the self-proclaimed “law and order” candidate.
The Denver Police Protective Association (DPPA), the Aurora Police Association (APA) and the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) announced Monday, agreeing that Donald Trump’s support for law enforcement will ensure safer communities.
“After thoughtful consideration, we wholeheartedly believe Mr. Trump is the only candidate that will protect law-abiding citizens from those who choose to break the law,” Nick Rogers, president of the DPPA said, according to the Denver Post.
“The Aurora Police Association believes that Donald Trump’s strong support for law enforcement will ensure safer communities in Colorado and across our country,” Sgt. Bob Wesner, president of the APA said, according to the Aurora Sentinel.
Together, the three police unions represent about 2,700 members of the law enforcement community in the battleground state of Colorado. Recent polling places Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Trump, but the Republican nominee sees the purple state as attainable, confirmed by the fact that Trump just visited the Rocky Mountain state Monday.Trump recently received the endorsement of the nation’s largest police union, the National Fraternal Order of Police, a group that Trump met with Aug. 5, after completing the required questionnaire.
In the questionnaire, Trump blasted politicians who “demonized unions representing law enforcement,” specifically criticizing President Barack Obama for what the unions contend are “politically motivated attacks” against its officers.
Clinton did not show interest in courting the police union, failing to fill out the questionnaire or meet with the organization. Her campaign embraces the Black Lives Matter group and other activists groups, including the Mothers of the Movement. Clinton’s tone towards police at times irks, even infuriates, some members of the law enforcement community.
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