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Mayor Christopher Cabaldon statement on homicides

“All of West Sacramento stands together in profound heartbreak, shocked by the vile domestic murder of three children in our community. In a small town, each of us, whether parents, neighbors, mentors, and just plain citizens, know that protecting our children is our most sacred duty, and the betrayal of that duty in the home is unfathomable and unconscionable.  Our thoughts go out to the families, friends and classmates of the young victims. Together, we grieve this loss.

West Sacramento is not used to this type of tragedy. Our police and fire personnel responded quickly at the scene and attempted lifesaving efforts immediately.  They are devastated they could not do more, but we are proud of the way they handled a challenging set of circumstances with professionalism and sensitivity.

As chance would have it, I am in the Holy Land this week and was visiting the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem as these events unfolded. I know and hope that West Sacramentans of all faiths and beliefs will find support, meaning, and strength as we all deal with the pain and shock of these murders.  Let us also support one another. Say thank you to a firefighter or a police officer, embrace your child more closely, and, with a hug or a smile or an understanding glance, love your neighbors around town.”

The Washington Unified School District district has brought in counselors and support personnel to assist teachers and students throughout this ordeal. Support services are available for students and teachers for the remainder of this week and in the future for grief counseling for anyone who needs it.

The community is invited to attend a vigil for the victims at 7pm tonight (9/14/17) at Southport Elementary School, 2747 Linden Road, West Sacramento.