PRESS: Murphy Statement on the Loss of Sgt. Gary Morales
Congressman Patrick E. Murphy made the following statement on the death of Sgt. Gary Morales, a 13-year veteran deputy with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, who was shot and killed in the line of duty this morning:
"My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Morales' family during this most difficult time. I also want to express my deepest condolences to his extended family at the Sheriff's Office and those in the St. Lucie community, who today lost a hero well before his time to a senseless act of violence. Not only did Sgt. Morales valiantly serve his community through his 13 years of service with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, but he also proudly served our country as a member of the United States Air Force. Today, we are deeply saddened by the loss of such a true community hero."