WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) is now a co-sponsor of The Wounded Officers Recovery Act, S. 1608. This bill will allow Capitol Police officers injured in the line of duty to receive benefits from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund. Under the current rules, only families of officers who are killed can access that fund.
“The U.S. Capitol Police are critical to the safety of everyone who visits and works at the U.S. Capitol. They risk their lives simply by showing up for work,” said Sen. Kennedy. “This past June it was a godsend that they were there when a gunman decided to open fire on my friend and colleague Congressman Steve Scalise and others. Without those brave officers, a massacre would have occurred. We need to do everything we can for brave police officers, including Crystal Griner and David Bailey who stepped into the pathway of flying bullets that day.”