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Lieutenant Governor Griffin Issues Statement Regarding Shootings of Dallas Law Enforcement Officers

July 08, 2016

Says, ‘words cannot fully express the evil and horror of the senseless wounding and killing of police officers who were there to serve and protect’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding the overnight shooting of law enforcement officers in Dallas:

“Last night’s tragedy in Dallas was a painful reminder that our nation’s law enforcement officers risk their lives by running toward danger to keep our families and communities safe. Words cannot fully express the evil and horror of the senseless wounding and killing of police officers who were there to serve and protect. My prayers are with the entire law enforcement community in Dallas, especially the injured and the families of the fallen.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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