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Gianforte Honors Montana’s Law Enforcement Community, Fallen Officers

May 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte spoke on the House floor today to honor Montana’s law enforcement community and the state’s fallen heroes.

“I rise today in recognition of National Police Week to honor the heroes who dedicate their lives to keep our communities safe and secure,” said Gianforte. “Montana’s courageous law enforcement officers are the epitome of selfless public service.”

Gianforte also paid tribute to Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore, who was killed in service to the community May 16, 2017.

“One year ago today, Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. A routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit of two violent suspects who callously took Deputy Moore’s life,” Gianforte said. “Deputy Moore was a dedicated husband and father of three, including twin teenage boys. His sacrifice to keep his community safe will not be forgotten.”

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Gianforte’s remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker I rise today in recognition of National Police Week to honor the heroes who dedicate their lives to keep our communities safe and secure. Montana’s courageous law enforcement officers are the epitome of selfless public service.

Yesterday marked the 37th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. It is only fitting to honor one of Montana’s fallen heroes.

One year ago today, Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. A routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit of two violent suspects who callously took Deputy Moore’s life.

Deputy Moore was a dedicated husband and father of three, including twin teenage boys. His sacrifice to keep his community safe will not be forgotten.

Today, Mr. Speaker, I honor the law enforcement community in Montana during National Police Week for their dedication, service, and sacrifice.

I am grateful for those in uniform who serve and protect our communities, and pray for their safety.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.