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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires Thanks the First Responders of the Explosive Device Scare

Oct 26, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement thanking the FBI, Secret Service, ATF, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Postal Service, and more:

“The explosive devices sent to political targets this week could have caused an historic disaster for our nation. Instead, we are safe because of the tireless work and sacrifice of our first responders and public servants. Thank you to following law enforcement agencies we are indebted to:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for using their expertise in forensics and security to dismantle these devices and work swiftly to identify their source.

The U.S. Postal Service whose employees face these risks every day in their work and have always been on the front lines of numerous attacks through our federal postal system.

The Secret Service for protecting many of the highest profile targets.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), for contributing their deep knowledge and experience to successful anti-terror operations.

The U.S. Capitol Police Department and all local enforcement who stopped these instances and defend our communities each day.

Thank you to all the organizations involved for their leadership and ability to work together in the name of protecting Americans. We are indebted to the patriotism and courage of these brave men and women.”