Sen. John Proos issues statement in response to tragic shooting at hometown courthouse

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement on the tragic shooting at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph on Monday:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the shooting today in my hometown of St. Joseph. My thoughts and prayers as well as those of my family are with the victims and all those affected by this tragedy.

“At the time of the incident, I was at my constituent service office just a block away from the courthouse. I can therefore attest to the professionalism and outright heroism of law enforcement agencies as well as first responders from all over Southwest Michigan. These men and women get up every day and put themselves in harm’s way in order to serve and protect our community. Today, they were met with violence, and apparently, several have lost their lives.

“We must continue to stand together with our friends, family and neighbors who serve in law enforcement and as public servants in our local government. They make our community strong.”