Mayoral statement – Martin Luther King Day

Mayor's Office, News

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. As we remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday today, it’s important to honor the ideals this man stood for and how they still resonate …

Mayoral Statement: Sutherland Springs

Mayor's Office

Please keep the residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas in your hearts and prayers as this small community endures the aftermath of a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church there yesterday morning. Twenty-six people were killed and 20 more were injured in a violent and senseless rampage. Thank you for keeping the families and friends of those killed and injured …

Mayoral Statement: Las Vegas tragedy

Mayor's Office

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy at the outdoor country music concert last night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and friends of the 59 people killed and the 527 people injured in the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history. We send our sympathies …

Mayoral Statement: thoughts and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Mayor's Office

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the devastation caused in southeast Texas by Hurricane Harvey. This unprecedented weather event has caused at least five deaths, at least a dozen injuries, thousands and thousands of lives impacted and homes lost. With heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes happening as Harvey stalls over Texas and is impacting southwest Louisiana, …

Mayoral Statement: Loss of IMPD, Southport police officers

Mayor's Office

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the City of Southport Police Department lost outstanding police officers today and we share in their grief and sadness. IMPD Deputy Chief of Investigations Jim Waters passed away this afternoon from injuries he sustained in an off-duty car accident on Sunday. Deputy Chief Waters served Indianapolis for nearly 30 years, first as a civilian …

Mayoral Statement – Veterans Day message

Mayor's Office

As we commemorate Veterans Day today, I ask you to join me in keeping the brave souls of our Armed Forces who are no longer with us in your thoughts and prayers while thanking the patriotic, dedicated, beloved veterans still with us who sacrificed so much for our freedom and safety. The millions of veterans around the country and our …