Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Honors Fallen Arizona Officers During National Police Week

May 18, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today spoke on the House floor to commemorate National Police Week and honor Arizona’s fallen law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty last year.

Transcript

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate National Police Week and to applaud our 900,000 law enforcement officers nationwide.

Last year Arizona lost some of our finest—men who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe.

Officer David Glasser of Phoenix PD was killed in the line of duty last May, leaving behind his wife and two children.

Senior Officer Leander Frank of Navajo Nation PD was killed in a head-on collision responding to a call last August. He is survived by his wife and children.

Officer Darrin Lee Reed of Show Low PD was shot in the line of duty this past November— just weeks away from his retirement. He leaves behind his wife, his son, and his daughter.

We can never fully express our gratitude or repay the debt for their service.

I would also like to honor those who serve along our border. While not every community in America has the proximity to the border that my district does in Southern Arizona, we all benefit from the courage of CBP officers and Border Patrol agents.

Last August we lost Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez who is survived by his wife and four children. Just over a week ago we lost CBP Officer Edgard Garcia. Officer Garcia was well-loved by our Tucson community, and we continue to mourn his death and remember the impact of his life.

We owe these men for their ultimate sacrifice. We also owe a debt of gratitude to those who are serving us today and every day. With that, I yield back.