DALLAS — Right this moment, Dallas County Decide Clay Jenkins, Congresswoman Eddie Bernie Johnson, Congressman Marc Veasey, and Congressman Colin Allred introduced the creation of the North Texas Cares for U.S. Capitol Police Fund on the Communities Basis of Texas. The aim of the fund is to offer funding for the U.S. Capitol Memorial Fund overseen by the U.S. Treasury to offer monetary help to households of the U.S. Capitol Police who had been killed within the line of responsibility and those that have sustained severe line-of-duty accidents.
“The U.S. Capitol Police suffered an amazing toll with the rebel, storming, and tried violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol by rioters intent on overthrowing an election and stopping the peaceable switch of energy,” mentioned Dallas County Decide Clay Jenkins. “This North Texas fund will present help to the women and men of the U.S. Capitol Police and their households who’ve been affected by on-the-job accidents of their efforts to guard the USA Capitol and serve the USA of America.”
The mission of the U.S. Capitol Police is to guard members of Congress, workers, and guests so the features of our authorities might be carried out in a secure and safe surroundings. On January 6, 2021, the USA Capitol was attacked by insurrectionists whose sole mission was to cease the certification of the electoral votes offered by the fifty states. The rioters stormed the Capitol and the home assault resulted in seven deaths and quite a few accidents, together with to a number of members of the U.S. Capitol Police pressure.
Sign The Gratitude of North Texans
“With out the sacrifices of the women and men of the U.S. Capitol Police and different first responders, our Capitol, the image of our democracy, would definitely have fallen on January 6. My ideas are with the households of these tragically misplaced within the line of responsibility in addition to these injured throughout the assault,” mentioned Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. “It’s my hope that this fund will present not simply monetary help but in addition sign the gratitude of North Texans for his or her devoted service.”
“Our courageous Capitol police work each day to guard members, employees, important workers and guests once we come into our Capitol constructing every day,” mentioned Congressman Marc Veasey.“January sixth was not any totally different—on that day the Capitol police lived as much as their mission and put their lives on the road to make sure all of us had been secure within the face of a violent assault. Right this moment, I’m proud to affix Reps. Allred, Johnson and Decide Jenkins of North Texas to honor their bravery by launching this program that may assist give these officers impacted by the January sixth assault and their households the assistance they should get via this troublesome time.”
“On January sixth, U.S. Capitol Law enforcement officials put themselves in danger to defend our nation’s Capitol and the democratic course of going down inside. I left the Capitol unhurt that evening due to their bravery,” mentioned Congressman Colin Allred. “My coronary heart goes out to the households of Officers Sicknick and Liebengood and to all the officers who sustained accidents on account of the seditious assault. I’m proud to affix these North Texas leaders in forming this fund as a solution to specific our communities’ gratitude to those officers and their households and am grateful to everybody who has already contributed.”
Decide Jenkins, Congresswoman Johnson, Congressman Veasey and Congressman Allred, or their designees, will function Trustees of the Fund. To study extra in regards to the North Texas Cares for U.S. Capitol Police Fund or to make a donation, go to https://portal.cftexas.org/uscapitolpolice.