Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at the press conference following the incident, condemning the shooting.
"The violence and the hatred just has to stop. These men, risking their lives to protect and serve, were taken out the way they were," Edwards said. "They are the real life, everyday heroes."
"There simply is no place for more violence. We are not going to tolerate more hate and violence tearing apart the families and communities of Louisiana."
President Obama has also condemned the attacks, calling the incident a "cowardly and reprehensible assault."
"We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement," he said during a press briefing at the White House. “Attacks on police are an attack on all of us and the rule of law that makes society possible."