Hultgren thanks police as 'selfless protectors' of every day
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) honored law enforcement officers from the House floor on Thursday.
“I rise during National Police Week to honor the women and men who every morning put on their badge and selflessly protect and serve our communities,” Hultgren said. “Many heroically go above and beyond their duty."
Hultgren specifically noted the heroics of Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Johnson, who saved a motorist who had driven into a freezing pond, jumping in and pulling the driver from his car. Hultgren thanked Johnson and all local law enforcement officers for their day-to-day service to their communities.
“A police officer is the person that helps you when you’re stranded on the side of the road,” Hultgren said. “A police officer scours the neighborhood with your kids looking for a lost dog. They are the Illinois police departments that tomorrow are taking part in “Cops on a Rooftop” with Dunkin' Donuts to help raise money for the Illinois Special Olympics. To police officers everywhere we say, ‘Thank you.'"