WATCH | Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pays tribute to fallen Pikeville officer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKYT) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R - Ky., delivered a remark on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C. Wednesday on fallen Pikeville officer Scotty Hamilton.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Below is what Sen. McConnell said:

“Hearts are heavy in Pikeville, Kentucky this morning. Last night, Officer Scotty Hamilton, a 12-year veteran of the Pikeville Police Department, was shot and killed in the line of duty.

“The investigation is ongoing. My Kentucky staff and I are monitoring the situation closely.

“For now, our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues at the Pikeville Police Department. Officer Hamilton leaves behind a wife, a young daughter, and a community that is safer for his service.”

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