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Senator_Thom_Tillis_Official_PortraitWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) delivered a Senate floor speech honoring the life and service of fallen Shelby K-9 Police Officer Tim Brackeen. Officer Brackeen passed away on Monday after succumbing to gunshot wounds he sustained in the line of duty over the weekend. 

Watch Senator Tillis’ floor speech here.

“Officer Brackeen was well-known as a loving family man, and he was deeply respected and admired for the dedication he had for the department and community which he served,” said Senator Tillis. “For anyone in our country who has even a trace of doubt over the true character and motivation of the vast majority of brave men and women in law enforcement, Tim Brackeen was exactly the kind of officer who could instantly erase those doubts.”