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RELEASE: Rep. Novotny Statement on Tragic Death of Burnsville First Responders

Sunday, February 18, 2024

St. Paul – State Representative and House Republican Public Safety Committee lead Paul Novotny, R-Elk River, issued the following statement regarding the deaths of two Burnsville law enforcement officers and a paramedic while responding to a domestic incident early this morning.

“This morning, three families received the worst news imaginable,” said Novotny. “My prayers are with these families, the Burnsville Fire and Police Departments, and all current and former first responders. We must now gather around those impacted by this tragedy and provide them with the support they need during this incredibly difficult time.

“Today’s incident is a sad reminder of the real-life dangers that first responders face daily. As leaders, it is on all of us to help build a culture that respects and values the men and women who have sworn an oath to protect us.”