Jul 8 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after several Dallas, Texas, police officers were tragically shot and killed:

“What happened in Dallas, Texas, was a horrific, targeted attack against the city’s law enforcement community. My heart goes to the families of the police officers who were murdered, and I am praying for the recovery of the officers who were shot and are now fighting for their lives. 

“I am proud of North Carolina’s law enforcement community and grateful for the brave men and women in blue who risk their lives every single day to patrol our streets, protect our communities, and keep our families safe. One of the great privileges I’ve had as North Carolina’s senator is visiting police stations across the state and personally thanking our officers for the selfless risks and sacrifices they make for all North Carolinians. Wearing the blue uniform is one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in America. They are the heroes of our local communities, and they deserve our respect and admiration. We must support our law enforcement, and I will continue to support efforts like The Thin Blue Line Act to strengthen the penalties for criminals who attempt to cause harm to our brave law enforcement officials and first responders.”