Mitch McConnell

05/15/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/15/2024 09:34

McConnell Observes Police Week, Honors Fallen KY Officer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Police Week:

"This week, thousands of law enforcement personnel from across America will descend on our nation's capital to pay solemn tribute to comrades killed in the line of duty.

"The entire nation joins them once again in honoring service and sacrifice as we mark National Peace Officers Memorial Day and add the names of fallen heroes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial right here in Washington.

"I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the officers and families who are in town this week. Our nation owes the thin blue line a great debt for their dedication to keeping our communities safe.

"I'm especially grateful to Kentucky's law enforcement and honored to pay special tribute to one of the Commonwealth's finest who was killed in the line of duty just last year.

"Deputy Caleb Conley of Scott County Sheriff's Office was tragically shot and killed a year ago next week during a routine traffic stop in Georgetown, Kentucky.

"He leaves behind his wife and two children. And yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting with members of the Conley family and assured them that their sacrifice is not forgotten.

"The loss of the heroes we honor this week leaves holes in tight-knit departments and devoted families. And their deaths are a reminder of the daily risks peace officers take to keep the rest of us safe.

"Of course, in this building, we are never far from men and women who swear oaths to run toward danger. And this Police Week, I hope our colleagues will join me in thanking the officers of the Capitol Police who guard this institution and honoring their comrades who have given their lives to defend it."