From Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler
June 12, 2016
On behalf of the City of Fort Lauderdale, we offer our sincere condolences to the City of Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer, and the LGBT community in light of the horrific attack which occurred early this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims, as well as their families, friends, and loved ones who must endure the tremendous loss and hardship of this unconscionable act of violence. This is not only a tragedy for the City of Orlando; it is a direct assault on our state, our nation, and our democracy. The City of Fort Lauderdale stands strong with and in support of the City of Orlando, and we offer whatever resources and help may be needed to assist during this difficult time.
We also remind everyone that this is a time for all of us to come together and renew our commitment to being vigilant and keenly aware of our surroundings. If you witness any suspicious activity or see anything that looks out of the ordinary, we encourage you to immediately report it to your local authorities.
Again, our deepest sympathies and support go out to the City of Orlando, its citizens, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community.
May God bless all who have been affected by this reprehensible tragedy.
John P. “Jack” Seiler