Portman Statement on Dayton Shooting

August 4, 2019 | Press Releases

CINCINNATI, OH — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on the shooting in Dayton overnight:

"I went to bed with a heavy heart because of El Paso and woke up to the tragic news from Dayton.  These senseless acts of violence must stop. While we are still learning more about the details of this tragedy in Montgomery County, we are praying for the victims and their families and thank the officers who responded so quickly and bravely.  I am talking to local leaders and law enforcement officials this morning. First and foremost, let’s get all the facts and help the community heal."