WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced a resolution commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attack at the Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 5, 2012. This resolution honors the memory of seven worshipers who lost their lives and recognizes the bravery of first responders on the scene. In 2013, Sen. Johnson introduced a similar resolution commemorating the one-year anniversary of the tragic attack.
“Today, we remember the victims and family members impacted by the horrific attack on the Sikh Temple a decade ago. We remember those who lost their lives in this unnecessary tragedy. I especially want to highlight the heroism of two officers of the Oak Creek Police Department who acted bravely in the aftermath of the attack, Lieutenant Brian Murphy and Officer Savan Lenda. I am grateful for their service and dedication to the people of Wisconsin,” said Sen. Johnson.
Sen. Johnson is joined on the resolution by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). A companion resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.), and Scott Fitzgerald (R-Wis.).
The full text of the resolution can be found here.