COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF ERIK HITE; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 89
(House of Representatives - June 04, 2015)

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                  COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF ERIK HITE

  (Ms. McSALLY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. McSALLY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the life of Erik 
Hite, a Tucson police officer and former Air Force member who was 
killed in the line of duty 7 years ago this week, as well as the great 
work of his wife, Nohemy, following his tragic death.
  Erik was a model public servant and an exemplary cop. To honor his 
memory and his commitment to family, Nohemy founded the Erik Hite 
Foundation in 2009 to support construction of a daycare facility for 
the children of police officers, firefighters, military personnel, and 
other emergency responders. The foundation also runs enrichment and 
outreach programs that offer a safe and positive environment for these 
children.
  Today, the facility cares for up to 45 children a day in a flexible 
setting that matches the around-the-clock hours that men and women of 
law enforcement are assigned. It has become a lifeline for many 
families who sacrifice to protect and to serve our community, just like 
Erik did.
  Though nothing can make up for Erik's tragic death, Nohemy has kept 
his spirit and the ideals he lived for alive through her amazing 
efforts. She has shown tremendous courage and perseverance, and I 
commend this incredible woman for the difference she continues to make 
in southern Arizona.

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