Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Metropolitan Police Department Kyle DeFreytag

August 3, 2021
Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the death of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Kyle DeFreytag:

“The Congressional community and Country are heartbroken by the death of Metropolitan Police Department Kyle DeFreytag, a patriot who protected the Capitol on January 6th.

“The loss of fallen officers who defended our democracy that day is devastating, and each life lost is a tragedy that America mourns, deeply.  As we grieve Officer DeFreytag’s passing, the Congress conveys our gratitude to every law enforcement hero who, like Officer DeFreytag, sacrificed to keep the Capitol and all within safe and who continue to serve our nation during this difficult time.

“On behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, I send condolences to the family, colleagues and loved ones of Officer DeFraytag.  May it be a comfort to Officer DeFreytag’s loved ones that America knows of his heroism, and that so many mourn with and pray for them at this sad time.”