Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor to recognize Titus Mountain Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend – an event this weekend to thank law enforcement officials and corrections officers involved with the 2015 Clinton Correctional Manhunt. Below is a transcript of her remarks; for video, click here.

Mr. Speaker, last year my district was the home of a manhunt that captured the attention of the entire nation.

For almost a month, local, state and federal law enforcement agents and corrections officers made Franklin County, New York their home as they searched for two killers who had escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility.

Titus Mountain is a family ski area in the Adirondacks that became a part of law enforcement history as a main staging area for this intensive manhunt.

I visited this past August and saw firsthand the facilities that were provided to these law enforcement agents by the Monette family.

This weekend, Titus Mountain is hosting a special event for the brave men and women involved in the search for these killers to say, “Thank You” for their help protecting our community.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank these law enforcement agents and corrections officers who risked their safety to protect the families in our community and to thank Titus Mountain for hosting this event.

Thank you and I yield back.