Nov 21 2016

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after four police officers were shot on Sunday in separate incidents, including Detective Benjamin Marconi of the San Antonio Police Department who passed away from his injuries:
“My deepest condolences go out to the families and communities affected by these horrific acts of violence,” said Senator Tillis. “The cowardly targeting of the very men and women who protect our communities cannot be tolerated. For as long as I am in the United States Senate, I will continue to support efforts like the Back the Blue Act to help protect police officers and increase the penalties for criminals who target them.”
Earlier this year, Senator Tillis joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to introduce the Back the Blue Act, legislation that would increase penalties against violent criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers, provide new tools to help law enforcement protect themselves, and open up grant funding to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and their communities.