State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) released the following statement:
“First, I would like to ask everyone to join me in praying for the speedy recovery of these officers, these heroes, who put their lives on the line for us every day. Please also pray for their families who are living out a nightmare right now.
“As a former prosecutor myself, let there be no mistake, I stand with the men and women in Blue and their families. Their vigilance, sacrifice, and service to others is greatly appreciated by many.
“It is well past time for all Illinoisians to stand up for what is right, show our respect for these fine men and women – and stop this senseless insanity that has been mollycoddling the criminal class, insanity that has only served to embolden thugs to disrespect and act out violently against these braves heroes.”