Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today released the following statement:

"Our nation is heartbroken and saddened to hear the tragic news of the horrific loss of life in Buffalo, NY. 

"As a New Yorker, I am praying for the entire community and loved ones. It is a tragic reminder as we begin National Police Week, that we must particularly thank and honor our law enforcement and first responders who continue to face skyrocketing violent crimes across the nation."