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WASHINGTON – During National Police Week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – spoke on the Senate floor to honor Fairway Police Officer Jonah Oswald and all the law enforcement officers who have passed away in the line of duty.

“During this week, we will memorialize the 282 heroes who during the last year gave their lives serving their community,” said Sen. Moran. “One of those heroes is Kansas Officer Jonah Oswald. In August of last year, Officer Oswald was fatally shot while responding to another department’s request for help. Officer Oswald was just 29 years old and was a husband and father to two young boys. He served for four years in the Fairway Kansas Police Department.

“Now more than ever, it takes a special kind of person to be a law enforcement officer,” said Sen. Moran. “Whether sheriff’s deputies or detectives, local police, tribal police or highway patrol officers, beat cops or Federal agents, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, we hold up those who wear the badge and honor them today as we should every day. To them, we say our respect is for you, for the extraordinary examples of how you see America at its best. May God bless our law enforcement and their families. May they be safe from harm as they defend and protect the communities in which they serve and live.”

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Floor Remarks Honoring Jonah Oswald