County Executive Alsobrooks’ Statement On Yesterday’s Attack On Our Nation’s Capitol

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Dear Prince Georgians:

As you are aware, yesterday we saw a heinous and violent attack on our nation’s Capitol. No American should stand for this attack on the very heart of our democracy, and we condemn not only the violence from those who attacked our Capitol, but also the dangerous rhetoric from the current president and so many others that led to yesterday’s events.

I want to thank the members of our public safety team who bravely served on the frontlines to assist our neighbors in the District of Columbia. Through our regional partnership, the Metropolitan Police Department requested the assistance of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD). PGPD has been present in the District since Tuesday, and they are still there today to continue to assist and keep the public safe.

Our Fire/EMS Department also answered the call to serve, sending assets to support the DC Fire and EMS Department while their personnel were dealing with the rapidly unfolding situation at the Capitol and around the District, yesterday.

As we deal with the aftermath of the attack on our Capitol, we stand ready and willing to assist our neighbors with whatever resources are needed to keep the public safe. In addition, we stand ready and willing to assist with what we hope and pray will be a peaceful transition of power when President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

As we deal with the aftermath of these events and approach Inauguration Day, I want to remind everyone that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. Please continue to be safe and look out for each other in the coming days and weeks.

We are fiercely praying for the District of Columbia, our region and nation. Despite the deep divisions that we have seen these past several years, now is truly the time that we must come together as Americans. As we all reflect on the events that have occurred, I pray we can come together and begin the healing process for our nation.

Yours in service,

Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George’s County Executive