Today I spoke on the House Floor in honor of National Police Week. My remarks were as follows:


Mr. Speaker,

I rise today in honor of National Police Week, when we remember the sacrifice of our nation’s law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

This year’s commemoration falls during a time of heightened tension between our officers and the civilians they have sworn to protect, and serves as a solemn reminder to all of us the importance of communication, duty, and mutual respect.

Today and every day we honor the lives of our fallen, including Officer Tommy Decker of Cold Spring, Minnesota, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012 while doing a welfare check.

May they have eternal rest. May their legacy of service to their communities live on. And may those they left behind find comfort and peace.

Blessed are the peace makers.

I yield back.