George W. Bush Sums Up in One Sentence the Reason That Blue Lives Should Matter to Everyone

Former President George W. Bush joined President Obama in speaking at Tuesday’s memorial for the five Dallas police officers who were killed last Thursday.

In his remarks, he addressed the grief that his hometown is feeling:

He spoke of his friends in law enforcement:

He cautioned Americans not to rush to judgment:

And then he explained in a single sentence why “blue lives” should matter to all of us:

Former President George W. Bush paid tribute to the five fallen Dallas officers at a memorial service today, saying, "we are grief-stricken, heartbroken & forever grateful."

Posted by Fox News on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

His statement:

“Most of us imagine if the moment called for [it] that we would risk our lives to protect a spouse or a child. Those wearing the uniform assume that risk for the safety of strangers.”

Despite getting a brief chuckle from the crowd when he noted that one of the fallen was a “loyal Texas Rangers fan,” the former president was visibly emotional as he gave his remarks.

His full speech appears below:

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