Statements From State Officials

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

"Throughout its history, Texas has not only sent its best and brightest into the military, it has also been the site of numerous military bases that have supported our nation's fight for freedom. Texans feel a special connection to America's fighting men and women, so we're especially heartbroken by this senseless loss of life. In this time of tragedy, we send our prayers and pledge our ongoing support to all Ft. Hood soldiers and their families. We pray a special measure of God's grace and healing power on the families of Sgt. Ferguson, Sgt. Lazaney-Rodriguez, and Sgt. Owens as they mourn this terrible loss."

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

“Our hearts break for the wounded military men and women and the families of those who died,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Members of the Office of the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Services Division have traveled to Fort Hood to work with victims of last week’s attack. We will continue working with military leaders and the Fort Hood community to make sure they are supported through this long process. Though many difficult days lay ahead, Fort Hood will recover from this devastating tragedy – and emerge stronger than ever.”


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