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House Proceeding 12-02-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 0:46:25 to 0:51:00
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David G. Reichert

0:46:22 to 0:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: so much to protect us and shows so much courage in doing so. i thank you. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempor gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. million poe: i yield as much time as he wishes to consume, to the gentleman from washington, sheriff reichert, who is familiar with this law enforcement agency and as a sherry represented much of this area.

David G. Reichert

0:46:25 to 0:51:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David G. Reichert

David G. Reichert

0:46:44 to 0:47:07( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: i yield him as of time as he wishes to use. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. reichert: i thank the judge for yielding. mr. chairman, of the people in washington, d.c., don't know these families that we are talking abou the people here in washington,

David G. Reichert

0:47:08 to 0:47:30( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: d.c., don't know the children that these officers will no longer be able to parent. but we do know police officers in washington, d.c., we do know police officers here, the capitol hill police department and d.c. police department, and we recognize the job they do

David G. Reichert

0:47:31 to 0:47:55( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: every day to protect us. sometimes it's hard to make that connection between the men and women who wear the uniform, the sacrifices they make, until it happens in your neighborhood until it happens in your community. until it happens to one of your neighborhood police officers.

David G. Reichert

0:47:56 to 0:48:19( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: until it happens to your mother. your father. one minute at a coffee shop, the next minute gone.

David G. Reichert

0:48:20 to 0:48:40( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: three fathers and a mother. coming to work, protect all of us, happens every day on the streets of america. they put on the uniform. they know the risk. so wi this resolution today think it's right that we pause

David G. Reichert

0:48:41 to 0:49:02( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: and think about the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform here serving our police departments and our communities across this country service griswold, ronald owens, and

David G. Reichert

0:49:03 to 0:49:25( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: gregory richards. we should also mention timothy brenton who was killed 30 days before this event, before this tragedy. he was also assassinated in the city of seattle and he was sitting in his police car. this can happen any time, any moment any police officer across

David G. Reichert

0:49:26 to 0:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: this country. pausing to honor, mourn the loss of these four lakewood, washington police officers who were brutally murdered. sunday morning, just after thanksgiving, spending the week with their family. i think it's just and right that all of us here today extend our

David G. Reichert

0:49:47 to 0:50:07( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: deepest sympathy to stand in solidarity and grief with the families, their fellow officers, their friends, and their community and the entire nation mourns. and our hearts are broken.

David G. Reichert

0:50:08 to 0:50:28( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: to those involv in the hunt for the suspect, we commend you for your hard work and your bravery, your thorough and effective work saved the lives of other citizens and other officers from har and moving forward, i hope all of you understand how hard this

David G. Reichert

0:50:29 to 0:50:52( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: will be for the families. i have, unfortunately, had the duty to notify family members of of their loved one's loss. it's pain and emotion you can't imagine.

David G. Reichert

0:50:53 to 0:51:01( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: these families are in -- they are devastated. so, please, i would ask all of

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