U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor in tribute of National Police Week:
“Normally, during National Police Week, thousands of officers from across the country come here to our nation’s capital to honor their comrades who have fallen in the line of duty.
“Obviously, the coronavirus has changed the logistics around these kinds of gatherings. But it has not made it any less important that we honor these brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their neighbors.
“Tonight’s candlelight vigil for fallen officers will go on as — a virtual event. Our hearts will still be united in remembering these heroes as their names are added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
“I am thinking especially of two of my fellow Kentuckians who will be among those memorialized.
“Meade County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Hulsey answered the call of public service with a distinguished career that also included time as a firefighter and a paramedic. He was attacked while investigating a suspect and was pronounced dead hours later.
“To all peace officers — in Kentucky, here in the Capitol, and all across the country, your country thanks you.”