MINNEAPOLIS – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar attended the memorial service for Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell and released the following statement: 

“Officer Jamal Mitchell was a hero who dedicated his life to serving our community and keeping Minnesotans safe. At his funeral, we all saw once again the enormous outpouring of support for him and his family. From his fellow law enforcement officers to people he had never met, to those whose lives he directly touched. He embodied the highest ideals of public service and we owe him and his family a debt of gratitude we can never repay. This tragedy underscores the danger law enforcement officers face every day.  Now more than ever, we must stand with Officer Mitchell’s loved ones, his colleagues, and all first responders across our state.”