Williams Honors Fallen Officer Ahrens“Burleson resident, Lorne Ahrens was one of the five officers who so courageously made the ultimate sacrifice. I am honored to have been able to say he hailed from Texas’ 25th congressional district. At six foot five, 300 pounds, Officer Ahrens has been described as, ‘a big guy with an even bigger heart.’ His colleagues said he always had a smile on his face. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Officer Ahrens often volunteered at his children’s schools. He was known to be a jokester, a friend, and a true cop. The day before his death, it was reported that Officer Ahrens bought dinner for a homeless man and his dog. This is who he was. This is who we lost. A semi-pro football player, Officer Lorne Ahrens began as a dispatcher at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and joined the Dallas police force in 2002, eventually becoming a senior corporal. There are no words to express the sadness felt by the entire Burleson community. I send my prayers to his wife Katrina and their family. I am encouraged by the outpouring of support Officer Ahrens’ family has received, and I know it will continue in our community. May the Lord's strength give their hearts and souls peace and comfort.”
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this morning released the following statement after it was confirmed that two of the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France hailed from Lakeway, Texas:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) Thursday evening released the following statement after the attack in Nice, France:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday voted in favor of the Conscience Protection Act, which reinforces and makes permanent a continuously passed amendment that protects health care entities from being discriminated against if they do not provide, refer or pay for abortions.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor fallen Dallas police officer and Burleson resident, Lorne Ahrens:
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