Senate Honors United States Capitol Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor recognizing the memorial service in honor of the United States Capitol Police officers who died in line of duty:

“An important tribute took place here in the Capitol this morning -- the fifth annual memorial service for the four United States Capitol Police officers who have died in the line of duty.

“Sergeant Christopher Eney, Officer Jacob Chestnut, Detective John Gibson, and Sergeant Clinton Holtz were remembered with a wreath-laying in the Capitol Visitors’ Center.

“This year’s ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Capitol shooting, when both Officer Chestnut and Detective Gibson were killed.

“Next week is National Police Week, and I’ll have more to say about the heroism of the professionals who put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep others safe. Today, the Senate honors the memories of these four fallen heroes.”

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