TOUGH-talking Donald Trump says cops killers should immediately be sent to their deaths after quick trials.
The US president said those convicted of ambushing and killing America's police officers must pay the ultimate price.
“It’s got to be fair, but it’s got to go fast,” he said at a ceremony for fallen officers at the US Capitol, in Washington DC.
“That’s happening. Fair, but fast, right?”
Trump also hit out at the light penalties that some "big city" prosecutors have given violent criminals saying his US-Mexico border wall will keep out criminals.
And slammed those who file false police reports which is being seen as a reference to Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging the highly publicised attack in Chicago.
Trump said his administration condemns anti-police rhetoric, while arguing the majority of Americans fully support law enforcement.
“More than you would ever know, more than you would frankly ever think possible,” he told the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
The ceremony honours law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Trump used the occasion to highlight his tough line on immigration, saying officers face danger because other countries do not send “their finest” into the US.
And while police officer-involved shootings have dominated the news in recent years, leading to calls for better training, he focused on the risks officers face on patrol.
He also told stories of individual bravery and recognised the families of more than 80 officers who in recent years died from exposure to toxic debris following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
“The job they did was incredible,” Mr. Trump said.
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