“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the four Marines who were murdered today in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the others including a police officer who were wounded.

“As the parents of a police officer our hearts ache when we hear of such events, and it appears the actions of law enforcement were responsible for neutralizing this murderous attack.  Those who serve our nation in uniform, either in the United States armed forces who protect our freedom or in a law enforcement capacity who protect our communities, all deserve our great thanks and our prayers for their protection.”