Rep. Fritts and Senator Chesney Respond to Ogle County Shooting


Following the shooting that occurred today in the Lost Nation gated community located outside of Dixon, Illinois, State Representative Bradley J. Fritts (R-Dixon) released the following statement.

“I am deeply disturbed by the heinous acts of violence that occurred against three law enforcement officers in our community today,” said Rep. Fritts. “I condemn this senseless attack against the officers who were responding to a call with the intention of keeping other individuals, including the suspect, safe.

“I want to thank the first responders, who came together from multiple departments, for their swift response. Without question, dozens of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS workers ran into a dangerous situation to save the lives of others. There are no words that can properly express how proud and thankful I am for their bravery today.

“My thoughts and prayers remain with the three officers who were shot, along with the entire Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, as they work to recover from this horrific event.” For more information about Representative Fritts, visit

On Wednesday, three deputies from Ogle County Sheriff’s Department were shot while responding to an incident inside an Ogle County home. In response, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) issued the following statement:

“I want to thank Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle and his department, police officers from several communities, and the crisis negotiators and SWAT team members who responded to this incident in Ogle County today. The three deputies who were hit with gunfire are in my prayers, and I am pleased to hear they are expected to recover. We are fortunate in this area to be represented by dedicated law-enforcement professionals who today didn’t think twice before entering a dangerous situation to help keep members of the community safe.”

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