CONGRESSIONAL REACTION Local Leaders Respond To Tragedy
Reported by: Elizabeth Norieka
Web Producer: Elizabeth Norieka
Reported: Aug. 29, 2012 8:55 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Both senators have expressed their condolences to the family.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement:
" Our law enforcement and first responders perform an amazing job each and every day, never blinking in the sight of danger. We join with fellow West Virginians as we continue to keep these officers and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time."
Senator Jay Rockefeller also responded to the tragedy he says quote:
"Sharon and I are absolutely heartbroken to learn of last night's tragic events. Our law enforcement officers are the best, and when one falls in the line of duty, all of West Virginia grieves with them. Our thoughts and prayers-and indeed that of our entire state-are with those who were injured or killed last night, and their loved ones."
Meanwhile, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.VA., had this to say:
"Men and women in uniform selflessly serve and protect, often putting themselves in dangerous situations to keep us safe. Yesterday one of our own State Troopers paid the ultimate sacrifice while on official duty. My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones he leaves behind, and I pray for the injured victims' full and quick recovery."
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