IN MEMORY OF OFFICER GREGG BENNER; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 89
(House of Representatives - June 04, 2015)

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                   IN MEMORY OF OFFICER GREGG BENNER

  (Mr. BEN RAY LUJAN of New Mexico asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. BEN RAY LUJAN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor 
Officer Gregg Benner of the Rio Rancho Police Department, who was 
killed in the line of duty on March 25.
  I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of 
Officer Benner as they mourn the loss of a husband, a father, 
grandfather, and friend who was taken from them far too soon.
  Officer Benner dedicated his life to protecting his community and his 
country. From his career in the Air Force to the Rio Rancho Police 
Department, Officer Benner put his health and safety on the line to 
make us safer, and he leaves behind a legacy of valor and service.
  The loss of any police officer is a painful reminder of the dangers 
they face. While we are shaken by Officer Benner's loss, we can take 
comfort in the memories he has left behind for all those who knew him 
and the example that he set.
  While a tragedy such as this is unexpected and shocking, the response 
has brought out the best of the residents of Rio Rancho who have 
displayed an outpouring of support and sympathy.
  My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Benner's family, fellow 
officers, and the entire Rio Rancho community. I hope they find peace 
in the most difficult time.
  Officer Benner, may God bless you, and may you rest in peace.

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