Congressman Don Young today shared this message with Alaska following the tragic loss of Sergeant Patrick Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich of the Alaska State Troopers:
"I join Alaska with a heavy heart to mourn the tragic loss of Sergeant Patrick Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich. These brave men, whose lives were so tragically cut short in the line of duty, truly lived the Alaska State Troopers' motto to the fullest - loyalty, integrity, and courage. These fallen heroes will forever have a place in the hearts of the more than 300 brothers and sisters in arms they served with and the countless Alaskans they worked to protect."
"I offer my deepest condolences to the families of the fallen and wish them peace and strength during this very difficult time. An inscription on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. says it well, "The wicked man flees though no-one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion -- Proverbs 28.1."