Israel understands that public safety is a broad and diverse sector in Southwest Virginia. It includes law enforcement, firefighters, EMS workers and others. When disaster strikes, Virginia’s public safety community is on the front lines working to protect their neighbors. Israel is grateful for the many public safety professionals and the important work that they do.
As a member of the Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee, Israel works with the Secretary of Public Safety, the State Police, Virginia Sheriffs, Virginia Police Chiefs, the National Guard and Fire and EMS to ensure that Virginia is doing all it can to be as safe as possible. Israel will continue as a strong working partner in the General Assembly for public safety professionals.
Israel also serves on the Virginia Public Safety Foundation, the organization charged by the Governor to build the Public Safety Memorial on Capitol grounds in Richmond. This memorial will forever pay tribute to every public safety officer who died while trying to help others. We should never forget those who have given their lives in the line of duty, and this memorial is an opportunity for Virginia residents to pay tribute to many heroes, including many Southwest Virginians.