‘Our hearts are broken’: Governor Abbott on fallen Concho County deputies

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SAN ANGELO, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement expressing his condolences for the fallen Concho County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed during a routine call Monday night.

“Our hearts are broken over the senseless murder of two Concho County Sheriff’s deputies who were gunned down in the line of duty,” Governor Abbott explains.

He also highlights the dangers faced by officers in any law enforcement agency, saying “this terrible loss is a solemn reminder of the risks our brave law enforcement officers face while protecting our communities.”

Governor Abbott also says the State is ready to offer whatever support may be needed in the aftermath of this shooting.

“The State of Texas is prepared to provide any assistance needed to support the Concho County community and bring the perpetrator of this heinous crime to justice,” Governor Abbott says. “Cecilia and I ask our fellow Texans to join us in prayer for the families, friends, and colleagues of these brave Sheriff’s deputies.”

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