Jan. 18, 2018
Here is statement from Mayor Eric Papenfuse regarding the police incident in Harrisburg this morning:
“Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. Marshall who died protecting our residents. While serving a warrant as part of the U.S. Marshall’s task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded, bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman.
An investigation is underway and Harrisburg police are cooperating with federal and county law enforcement officials.
No words can adequately express the sadness we feel at this moment as we contemplate the loss of yet another law enforcement officer in the line of duty. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the slain U.S. Marshall, to his colleagues and to all law enforcement officers who risk their lives each day to protect and to serve our city and our nation.”
For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg, at [email protected] or at 717 255 3015.