Central Ohio lawmakers react to U.S. Capitol incident that killed officer


WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 08: The US Capital is seen as National Guard and US Capitol Police stand guard on February 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump faces a single article of impeachment that accuses him of incitement of insurrection on the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — As details trickle in on Friday’s security incident at the U.S. Capitol that took the life of one police officer and injured another, central Ohio lawmakers are voicing support for Capitol Police.

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

“I’m deeply saddened by the news that a U.S. Capitol police officer has died today as a result of another violent attack on our nation’s capital. Our hearts and prayers are with the officer’s family and friends, as well as the other officer injured in the attack. My office will continue to closely monitor the situation and offer any assistance we can to help keep our law enforcement officials — and the public they serve — safe.” 

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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Representative Troy Balderson (OH-12)

I am disgusted by this senseless act of violence and heartbroken to learn of the death of another member of the Capitol Police community, which is still reeling from the devastation of the events surrounding the January 6 attack. I ask all Ohioans to keep the Capitol Police Department and the families of the fallen officer in their prayers. 

Congressman Troy Balderson

Representative Joyce Beatty (OH-3)

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH)

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