AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the shooting of Houston Police Department Officers William “Bill” Jeffrey, a 30-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, who was killed, and Sgt. Michael Vance, who was wounded:
“My prayers are with Officer Jeffrey and Sgt. Vance, along with their families and the Houston Police Department. I am also praying for Sgt. Vance to make a swift recovery.
“This horrific tragedy is an important reminder that law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to keep Texas communities safe. This is why all of us in Texas must support our police.”