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Congressman Neal Dunn

Representing the 2nd District of Florida

Congressman Dunn Addresses Bay County Government Center Incident on House Floor

July 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) addressed the incident that occurred at the Bay County Government Center this morning on the House floor:

To watch Congressman Dunn’s remarks, click the image above.

Congressman Dunn:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge a tragic incident that occurred today in the Second District. Early this morning a man drove his truck into the side of the Bay County Government Center and caused a fire that resulted in his death. My district staff have an office in that building.

Thankfully no workers or visitors were injured in the incident and all of the district staff are safe. 

It is a sad day to witness someone so troubled take such an action and, ultimately, their own life. While there is still much to learn about this person’s motivations, and the reason for this attack on this public building, we should all remember that no matter how inflamed our passions, violence is never the answer. 

Mr. Speaker, please join me in thanking the first responders and law enforcement officers who are addressing this incident, and please join me in prayer for the Bay County community as they come together to respond to this tragedy.

Thank you Mr. Speaker, I yield back.