WASHINGTON—Last night, U.S. Rep. John Rose (TN-6), spoke on the House floor in recognition of National Police Week and to vocalize support for the brave men and women who selflessly protect and serve us each day.
“I rise today to salute the incredibly brave patriots who keep America safe. This National Police Week, I want to share my profound appreciation to members of our law enforcement community—our officers, deputies and troopers, especially those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
America is the land of opportunity because we are a nation of laws. For our nation to remain strong, we must have law and order.
Low morale is permeating police departments across our nation as rioters repeatedly vilify, demonize and verbally attack the thin blue line. I will tell you here today: any violence against law enforcement must end and it must end now.
Fair treatment in the justice system is critical, but it will not be achieved by the “defund the police” movement and “cop free zones.” Lawlessness without police equals crime, and the destruction of our republic.
In my state, Tennesseans know: The men and women who serve in law enforcement are some of the best people in our communities. They run towards danger, never away, and risk their lives to protect us and our families. And those who serve in law enforcement deserve the respect of every citizen, every day.
Thank you to our law enforcement officers for what they do every day. And this National Police Week, we respect, honor, and remember those we have lost.”
To watch the full speech, click here.
U.S. Representative John Rose is currently serving his second term representing Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their two sons, Guy and Sam. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties. Representative Rose is an eighth-generation farmer, small business owner and attorney, and currently serves on the Financial Services Committee.