“I’m heartbroken to learn of the tragic deaths of Watauga County Sgt. Chris Ward and Deputy Logan Fox. These law enforcement officers gave their lives while in the line of duty, honoring their commitment to serve and protect our community. I send my deepest condolences to these officers’ family and friends, as well as the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.
I stand in support of our state’s entire law enforcement community and thank each of these men and women who risk their lives each day to make sure all North Carolinians are safe. We share a common commitment to safety, both in the workplace and in the community.”