Hoeven Senate Floor Speech Deputy Colt Allery
On Peace Officers Memorial Day, I spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery who was killed in the line of duty in January 2017. In his life and service, Deputy Allery exemplified courage and a willingness to do whatever had to be done regardless of circumstance. His dedication to his community and the rule of law is characteristic of so many of our policemen and women, without whose efforts our communities would not be the same. I cosponsored a Senate resolution honoring Deputy Allery and the 128 other law enforcement officers killed on duty in 2017 and designating this week, May 13-19, as National Police Week.