WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Booker today issued the following statement on the passing of New Jersey State Trooper Frankie Williams:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of New Jersey State Trooper Frankie Williams. New Jersey has lost a true hero and public servant. Trooper Williams dedicated his life to protecting our communities and served our great state with valor and integrity.  Let us honor his bravery by reflecting on his commitment to helping others, his unwavering professionalism and the profound debt of gratitude we owe him and his family for their sacrifice.  This tragedy is a reminder of the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women in law enforcement and that of their families. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Trooper Williams as we mourn his tragic loss.”