February 18, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Steve Scheibal, Office of Senator Kirk Watson: (512) 463-0114
Senator Kirk Watson released the following statement regarding Thursday’s plane crash in Austin:
It appears that today, Austin suffered a grievous attack at the hands of a disturbed man.
I strongly commend, and deeply thank, the firefighters, paramedics, police officers and others who responded so quickly and effectively to this despicable act. We are all grateful that for every person in our midst who would do us harm, there are thousands of honorable, well-trained Central Texans standing ready to protect us. And we are praying for those who suffered, and who will continue to suffer, because of this act.
Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are working together and sparing no resource investigating this attack. We thank them deeply for their diligence and hard work.
We all have questions about how this could have happened here. There will be ample time – very soon – to make sure those questions are answered.