05.14.19

Gardner Attends National Police Week Colorado Memorial Event

NOTE: View Senator Gardner’s remarks from event available here

NOTE: B-roll from memorial event available here

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Colorado Law Enforcement Officers at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. During this National Police Week, law enforcement, their families, and loved ones from Colorado and across the nation traveled to Washington to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“Our law enforcement put their lives on the line each and every day to protect and serve our communities,” said Senator Gardner. “It was an honor to meet with Colorado law enforcement officers and families of fallen officers today and offer my support and gratitude. It is incumbent upon each and every one of us to do everything we can to support these heroes.”

Gardner has continued to champion legislation in support of law enforcement and first responders. He recently introduced a bipartisan National Police Week resolution with Senator Feinstein (D-CA) designating the week of May 12th through May 19th, 2019 as “National Police Week.” In February 2019, Gardner and his colleagues introduced the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. This crucial legislation would close funding gaps in the Victim Compensation Fund to make sure these heroes and their families receive the care they need. Gardner is a lead sponsor of  S. 1231, to permanently reauthorize the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, a federal grant program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase lifesaving bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. Gardner is also a co-sponsor of the Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019, legislation that will restore grant funding for law enforcement family-support services and allows grant recipients to use funds to establish suicide-prevention programs and mental health services for law enforcement officers. 

 

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.