We learned the tragic news of the murder of one of our district’s peace officers,

of the Monterey Park Police Department. We mourn his loss to his family and our community. The debt of gratitude owed to him and his family is immeasurable as it is to all that serve to uphold the law and secure the safety and security of our communities, residents, and businesses. They put their lives on the line every day to ensure our children can go to school, our businesses can operate, and families can live in peace.

Officer Solorio’s death is indicative of rising crime and violence in our neighborhoods. We must come together to support our women and men in blue and invest in their training and capabilities so they can once again serve and protect us. We hope the perpetrators of this heinous act are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our community and the family of Officer Solorio deserve no less.