Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

House Passes Diaz-Balart Resolution Honoring Capitol Police

Jul 24, 2008
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— This week the House of Representatives passed H.Res.645, a resolution sponsored by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), honoring the United States Capitol Police force.

“I am proud to express my support and appreciation for the Capitol Police, who everyday exhibit honor, courtesy and professionalism,” said Congressman Diaz-Balart.  “They confront threats to the security of Members of Congress, staff and the millions who visit everyday, and when necessary have put their lives on the line to ensure everyone’s safety.  Their work is honorable and should not go unnoticed.”

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the deaths of Officer Jacob Chesnut and Detective John Gibson, who lost their lives protecting the Capitol and the people inside from an armed attack.

The resolution highlights and thanks the Capitol Police for the work they do each day in maintaining security around the Capitol Complex for all members of Congress, staff and visitors.  The Capitol Police was established by Congress in 1828 and has more than 1,500 officers. 

To view the Congressman’s remarks on the House floor please visit: