The Associated Press Sports Editors stand as one in support of the staff, families and others affected by yesterday’s atrocity at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

We offer our support as they begin to heal and try to rebuild their lives.

We are proud to stand with them as journalists today. Their efforts and dedication while dealing with the death of five colleagues was, and is, courageous. Freedom of the press and our position as watchdog to the community are more important now than ever. It allows everyone to know that they have someone looking out for them.

Today, we are looking out for the members of the Capital Gazette staff who are no longer with us. APSE pledges our help to those affected as they take the first steps back and encourage other journalism organizations to do so as well.

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