Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today honored the life of Kentucky State Trooper Eric K. Chrisman of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.  Trooper Chrisman died while on duty on June 23, 2015.

Video of the Congressman’s speech is available at:

Remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life and note the recent passing of Kentucky State Trooper Eric K. Chrisman of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

On June 23, Trooper Chrisman was killed in the line of duty during a vehicle collision while responding to a distress call.  Trooper Chrisman was 23 years old and had served on the force for only six months.  The fact that in this year alone, 64 law enforcement officers have already been killed while serving in the line of duty – gives great testament to the dangers and challenges officers face every day.

Inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial are the words, “Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream.”

Trooper Chrisman gave his life while striving to preserve democracy and decency, and I thank him for his service and devotion to our community.

Thank you Mr. Speaker, I yield back the remaining balance of my time.