HONORING OFFICER KEN FOLEY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 197
(House of Representatives - December 10, 2019)

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                       HONORING OFFICER KEN FOLEY

  (Mr. SPANO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SPANO. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor a local police officer, 
husband, father, and respected community member: Ken Foley.
  In 1990, Officer Foley joined the Lakeland Police Department 
following 8 years with the United States Marine Corps. Last week, on 
December 4, after 29 years of distinguished service, his career and his 
life here on this Earth came to an end as he died unexpectedly while on 
duty.
  Police Chief Ruben Garcia shared that Foley was an ``everyday first 
responder and definitely one of our local heroes.''
  Officer Foley was active in the community, and he knew it well. 
Lakeland residents flooded social media with anecdotes about Officer 
Foley's infectious smile, his compassion, and his unique ability to 
connect with people.
  Officers like Ken Foley make me proud of my community and grateful 
for the daily sacrifices of our first responders.
  So, to Officer Foley's family, his friends, and the entire Lakeland 
Police Department: Our prayers are with you all. May God bless, 
comfort, and keep you during this difficult time.

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