Washington, D.C.– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor to recognize National Police Week on behalf of the residents of New York’s 21st District. Below is a transcript of Congresswoman Stefanik’s remarks, or for video, click here.

Mr. Speaker, in my district in the North Country of New York, brave law enforcement officers dedicate their careers and risk their lives each and every day to keep our community safe.

We are grateful for the outstanding service from men and women like Sergeant Jay Cook of the New York State Police, whose courageous actions put an end to the manhunt for the killers who escaped Clinton Correctional Facility just last year.

Sadly, far too many of these brave men and women have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Each year communities across our nation gather in honor and recognition of these heroes, and tens of thousands of law enforcement officers descend on our nation’s Capital to honor the fallen.

Mr. Speaker, in commemoration of National Police Week, I rise today to thank our brave law enforcement officers for their service, and to honor the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you, I yield back.