Toomey Re-Introduces Bill to Impose Harsher Penalties on Cop Killers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has re-introduced a measure – the Thin Blue Line Act – to ensure that criminals face the strongest possible repercussions in federal cases when they kill or attempt to kill local law enforcement officers. Senator Toomey previously introduced this legislation in May 2019.

“When a police officer loses his or her life in the line of duty, that officer deserves justice,” said Senator Toomey. “My legislation sends a clear message — if you kill or target a police officer, you should expect to pay a high price. Especially during this National Police Week, we remember the sacrifice our fallen officers and their families have made, and show all law enforcement that we support them and are grateful for their service.”

The Thin Blue Line Act is also cosponsored by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).

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