Menendez Statement On Jersey City Police Officers Shot In The Line Of Duty

Menendez Statement On Jersey City Police Officers Shot In The Line Of Duty

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement on the Jersey City policy officers who were shot in the line of duty yesterday:

"First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the two officers who remain in critical condition, and with their families. They are in the hands of excellent medical professionals, but they obviously have significant health challenges ahead, and I'm hoping for the best. I am certainly relieved to hear that the other officers who were struck seem to be on their way to full recoveries.

"This incident is another reminder of the sacrifice that our brave law enforcement officers make each and every day, putting the safety of our families ahead of their personal safety. We owe them so much in the way of support and gratitude for their service. While it is disturbing to know that there are those in our society who would brazenly open fire on law enforcement, it is also comforting to know that our law enforcement is doing everything it can to get criminals like these off of our streets. They deserve our deepest gratitude."

"Too many times - for too long we have seen blood in our streets from senseless, pointless, lethal gun violence. This violence must end. It is not who we are nor what we want to be. There are too many guns on the street but there are also too many people too willing to use them."

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