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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Statement from Mayor Doug Sprouse About the Attack in Virginia

Statement from Mayor Doug Sprouse About the Attack in Virginia

Like most Americans, I was shocked and sickened by the vicious attack that took place in Virginia this morning. Unfortunately, a member of our Springdale family, Matt Mika, was also injured in the attack.

Tyson Foods and all of their employees in Springdale and around the country are an important part of our community, and we were devastated to hear that Matt was among those injured. At the City of Springdale, our hearts go out to all the victims, their families, and to everyone who was affected by this cowardly act of violence. I ask everyone in Springdale to please keep Matt, Congressman Steve Scalise, Zack Barth, David Bailey, and Krystal Griner in your thoughts, and pray that they fully recover from their injuries.

The violence in Virginia today may have reflected the worst of humanity, but as we work to heal from this awful tragedy, we must continue to come together to show the best of our humanity. Let’s support our neighbors, love one another, and never let hate win.

Mayor Doug Sprouse

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