Salazar Statement on the Shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Last edited 09/29/2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar issued the following statement in response to the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“Today, we witnessed an act of violence and hatred in one of our world's most sacred sites of remembrance. This horrible crime took the life of Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, whose courage in the line of duty saved lives and protected the hallowed halls of the Holocaust Museum. Americans' thoughts and prayers tonight are with Officer Johns' family.

“We are also reminded of the great sacrifices our law enforcement officials, including security guards and the Park Police who protect the National Mall, make every day on our behalf. This tragic act of violence only reaffirms the lessons of peace and human dignity that the Holocaust Museum teaches.”

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