House Republican Whip Steve Scalise ‘heartbroken’ over death of Capitol Police officer

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise issued a statement shortly after he learned a Capitol Police officer was killed Friday.

U.S. Capitol Police said one officer has died and another was injured after someone drove a vehicle past an access point on Friday afternoon at the Capitol, ramming the two officers.

The driver got out of the vehicle while appearing to brandish a knife before being shot by authorities, Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said during an afternoon news conference.

Scalise issued a statement on Facebook saying he was heartbroken and also asked others to pray for the family of the officer.

Scalise credits Capitol Police for saving his life after he was shot at a Congressional baseball game practice in 2017.

After the Capitol attacks back in January, Scalise denounced violence against law enforcement and urged protesters to gather peacefully.

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