Officer Jimenez left his family this morning to serve and protect the people of Chicago, not knowing he would never return. My heart aches for him, and all the victims and their loved ones whose lives have a void that can never be filled.
It was reported that Dr. O’Neal was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend, and sadly, more than half of all women murdered in our country are killed by an intimate partner. Gun violence cannot continue to extinguish lives and shatter our families. We must remove guns from armed abusers, because we owe all the victims of today’s tragedy more than a memorial; we owe them our sincere efforts to make sure the senseless violence that claimed their lives won’t claim others.