In Sympathy for San Bernardino
On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 around 11 a.m. Pacific Time, a mass shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center for individuals with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, California. The facility was being used by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for a holiday party. Fourteen people died, and 21 people were wounded, including employees of the health department and others.
Moment of Silence
On Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, one week since the tragedy in San Bernardino, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) joined the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health, Environmental Health professionals throughout the State of California, and public health professionals at the national, state, and local levels, to observe a solemn moment of silence to honor the victims of the San Bernardino County Public Health Department and others who lost their lives as a result of the mass shooting tragedy.
"On behalf of Dallas County Health and Human Services, I extend condolences to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and other victims of the senseless tragedy. Although we do not know the full extent of why this happened, we know one thing for sure – innocent lives were taken. While we cannot be there in person to show support for our fellow public health workers and others who lost their lives, we grieve. We mourn their deaths, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones.
Public servants, like other citizens, may oftentimes be faced with challenging and difficult times. We must remain dedicated to our calling to serve others in our communities, cities, counties, and beyond. And so, we stand with San Bernardino in solidarity to show our love and support. We hope for a brighter tomorrow and that all may find peace in the days and months ahead."
- Zachary Thompson, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director
|Dallas County Commissioners, DCHHS leadership and staff unite for moment of silence to honor San Bernardino victims.|