WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Ryan Bialke, a law enforcement officer with the Red Lake Nation, was killed in the line of duty. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) issued the following statement:

“The killing of Officer Ryan Bialke is an unbelievable tragedy, and my heart is heavy over the murder of another law enforcement officer. I want to express my sincere condolences to Officer Bialke’s family and friends, as well as the entire Red Lake Nation community, and ask everyone to join me in keeping them in our prayers. I am eternally grateful to the men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.”

Michelle Fischbach represents Minnesota’s Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Find updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.