The events of Saturday weigh heavily on my heart today, as they must on yours. Our beautiful community has been dragged into the national spotlight by individuals who are driven by hate, violence and racism. Their actions must never be tolerated. They are greatly mistaken if they think that they will weaken us. We are a strong, diverse community who will not be defined by those who came from different areas on Friday and Saturday to cast a dark shadow on our home.
I am thankful for our Law Enforcement officers and other First Responders who kept a horrible situation from becoming worse.
Let us share heartfelt grief for the families of the young woman who lost her life and the State Police officers who died protecting our community.