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John Rutherford Brings Back Bill to Crack Down on Criminals Targeting Law Enforcement Officers

In recent years, Rutherford, the former sheriff of Duval County, has been championing the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”
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‘Protect and Serve Act’ Taking Aim at Criminals Targeting Law Enforcement Resurfaces in Congress

In recent years, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., the former sheriff of Duval County, reintroduced the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”

Rick Scott Backs Tom Cotton’s Public Servant Protection Act

Supporters of the legislation insist it will “protect public servants from the rising number of people and groups that call for harassment and violence against public officials with whom they disagree.”
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Senate Version of John Rutherford’s, Val Demings’ Bill Cracking Down on Criminals Targeting Cops...

According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.” The bill cleared the U.S. House in 2018 but failed to pass the U.S. Senate. Rutherford brought it back last year.

Ashley Moody Goes to Bat for John Rutherford’s, Val Demings’ Protect and Serve Act

According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”

Greg Steube Helps Gets Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Bill Through Congress

Last week, with the help of a congressman from the Sunshine State, the U.S. House passed without opposition a bill from U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NM, and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., which will create a government data program examining law enforcement officials committing suicide. The U.S. Senate passed the bill without opposition earlier in May.
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