The Texas House unanimously passed a memorial resolution this morning honoring Hood County Sheriff's Deputy Lance McLean this morning.
The 38 year old Sergeant was killed June 28th while responding to a disturbance call just outside of Granbury. The suspect was later killed in a shootout with Granbury police.
State Representative Jim Keffer told fellow house members and those in the gallery that honoring Sgt. McLean transcended the politics of the day.
“Whether you’re Democrat, Republican; whether you’re orange or blue shirt, we certainly join the family and we pay the respects to that officer who gave his life; who stood up for the peace for our state in his duty and didn’t think twice about it,” Keffer told colleagues
Following presentation of the resolution to McLean family members, the House launched into heated debate over House Bill 2 - the package of new abortion restrictions. It's drawn activists on both sides to the Capitol. Those against the bill identify themselves by wearing orange shirts; proponents are in baby blue.
The Republican-dominated House is expected to approve the bill later today.