BALLWIN, MO – Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today made the following statement after a Ballwin Police Department officer was shot during a traffic stop Friday morning in Ballwin, Missouri.

“Following the horrific attack on peace officers in Dallas on Thursday night, we witnessed another senseless act of violence as another officer was shot right here at home in Ballwin. We must come together in prayer and unity for a restoration of law and order and peace in our streets. Please pray for the Ballwin Police Department officer as he receives care at Mercy Hospital, and please pray for the safety of our men and women in blue.”