FREE Resource for Mayors, Governors, & Presidents
Dear Mayors, Governors, Presidents, and/or Other Public Officials:
XP knows you are very busy all day long doing those things you do and it is a major inconvenience to you when a violent incident in your community interrupts your day. This free helpful resource is developed for you to utilize in those times. If you would like, you can assign this task to an aide or an assistant and you can continue to not spend any time at all addressing the issue of public violence. This template can save you a lot of time!
Directions: Fill in the blanks and/or circle the correct choices and then you can get on with your day!
From the Office of [your name]: ___________
Date [insert date]: ___________
I am heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred [when] ___________ in [where] ___________.
I am offering my thoughts and prayers to the victims and families.
I have spoken with [identify who you spoke with] ___________.
I am offering assistance to law enforcement as they investigate.
I commend the police and other first responders for their bravery and quick response to save lives.
Information is being gathered and updates will be provided throughout the day but subsequent updates won’t be provided for many more weeks or months.
Police believe there was/were [insert number] ____ shooter(s).
We know the shooter was a white male but it’s too early to provide additional details on the suspect’s identity or possible motive
He is [circle correct answer]: deceased in custody
[If applicable] Information regarding possible other shooters: ___________
[If applicable] Information regarding possible links to terrorism: ___________
The suspect used a [describe gun/weapon] ___________
At the present, there are [insert number] ____ confirmed dead, [insert number] ____ wounded.
The injured are being treated at [insert number] ____ hospitals.
No details about the victims have been released. We are praying for them.
I will be updated throughout the day by law enforcement agencies who are working together.
I commend the grit and resiliency of the citizens of [identify community] ___________. My thoughts are with you.
I’m ordering all flags to continue to be flown at half-mast. As you know, they already were being flown at half-mast due to the recent mass killing spree in ___________.
Please don't demonstrate or protest; rest assured all of us elected governmental officials are doing everything possible to bring these senseless killings to an immediate end. Until then, be sure to vote.
I am certain there is nothing else I am able or willing to do to help in any other way regarding this ongoing societal tragedy.
No one ever thinks anything like this could ever happen here.
God Bless the people of ___________.
Published Sunday, August 4th, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
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