As a combat veteran and an honor graduate of the U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver School, I understand the critical role that first responders play during an emergency. The brave men and women of our police and fire departments risk their lives every day to protect us. As leaders, one of the most important things we can do is to ensure that our people have the necessary tools to safely perform their jobs so they can get home to their families.
I pledge that I will always provide the maximum support to our police and fire departments. While I am a firm believer in limited government, I believe government’s most basic function is to protect its citizens.