Barletta Issues Statement After Attack on Police in Harrisburg

Dec 23, 2017
Press Release

HAZLETON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) issued the following statement after a gunman attacked Pennsylvania law enforcement officers outside the Statehouse in Harrisburg, PA:

“The heroic actions of Pennsylvania’s law enforcement averted a sure tragedy.  I am very proud the swift and effective response from those on the ground who neutralized the suspect before any lives were taken. 

This demonstrates the immense bravery of Pennsylvania law enforcement.  They protect our schools and neighborhoods, keeping all our families safe, while risking their own lives every day.  In the face of violence and destruction, we must always back the blue.

As a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, I will continue to monitor the situation for potential links to terrorism.

Mary Grace and I will continue to pray for the speedy recovery of the officer who was injured, and for the continued safety for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement.”

Read more on the attack HERE.