Jan 10 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis delivered remarks on the Senate floor honoring the life of fallen Greensboro Police Sergeant Philip Dale Nix and called on Congress to work together to enhance penalties for criminals who intentionally harm law enforcement officers.

Sergeant Nix was tragically killed late last month while off-duty after approaching two suspects who were stealing from a store.

Watch Senator Tillis’ remarks on the Senate floor HERE.

“Sergeant Nix embodied the very best of law enforcement. He was a consummate professional, a good and decent person, and was beloved by the community of Greensboro. It should come as no surprise that Sergeant Nix, like so many other officers, comes from a family with a long legacy of public service,” said Senator Tillis. “For as impressive as Sergeant Nix was for his exemplary work in uniform, it was his job as a family man, a loving husband, a father, and a son that made him the man he was.”

“We must protect law enforcement. That is the reason I introduced the Protect and Serve Act last Congress. It makes it a federal crime to knowingly or attempt to cause bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. I plan to reintroduce this bill this Congress, and hope to do so with strong bipartisan support,” continued Senator Tillis. “I urge all Americans to call your Senators and Congressmen and tell them that you want to protect law enforcement officers by enhancing the penalties for criminals who target them. The men and women in blue are heroes. We have to have their back.”