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Senator Pete Flores: District 19
Press Release
August 18, 2020
Contact: Jamie Bennett
O: (512) 463-0119
Sen. Flores Statement Supporting Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen today held a press conference in Fort Worth where they announced a legislative proposal to discourage the defunding of law enforcement in Texas. Senator Peter P. Flores issued the following statement in support:

“Law enforcement serves and protects our families, homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Cutting police funding is recklessly dangerous and puts all Texans at risk. We must support law enforcement officers and maintain the high level of professionalism Texas peace officers are known for. I stand with Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, members of the Texas Legislature, and millions of Texas families when I say we must support professional law enforcement and the rule of law.“