Honoring The Life of Kentucky State Trooper Eric K. Chrisman of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)
Congressional Record: 114th Congress
July 14, 2015
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Barr) for 5 minutes.
Mr. BARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life and to note the recent passing of Kentucky State Trooper Eric K. Chrisman of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
On June 23, Trooper Chrisman was killed in the line of duty during a vehicle collision while responding to a distress call. Trooper Chrisman was 23 years old and had served on the force for only 6 months.
The fact that in this year alone 64 law enforcement officers have already been killed while serving in the line of duty gives great testament to the dangers and challenges officers face every single day.
Inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial are the words, ``Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American Dream.''
Trooper Chrisman gave his life while striving to preserve democracy and decency, and I thank him for his service and his devotion to his community.
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