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Officials respond to Tom Clements Murder

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Several organizations are responding to the murder of Tom Clements, the Director of the Department if Corrections.

The Colorado WINS send KRDO the following statement:

From Executive Director Scott Wasserman: "Tom Clements was a leader who looked out for those he led. As we worked on any number of issues facing the Corrections workforce, we always knew we had a reasonable and enlightened man at the other end of the table who wanted to reach a fair solution . He was a friend of this union and we are shocked by this tragedy."

Colorado House Minority Leader Waller's statement on the loss of Tom Clements
House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, issued the following statement today regarding the loss of Tom Clements, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Corrections who was murdered in his home last night:

"Jennifer and I were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Tom Clements. Tom's impact in Colorado and on the people around him was significant. In his short time as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom worked tirelessly to reduce recidivism and make our communities safer.

"Colorado has lost a great professional, and more importantly, an outstanding person. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family."

Senator Kent Lambert (R-Colorado Springs) issued the following statement regarding the murder of his constituent and Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements last night:

"Director Clements was a totally professional and honest public servant who moved to Colorado from Missouri to serve the people of this state as our top prison official. He was indefatigable in his leadership of the Department of Corrections. We met with Tom on Monday, and discussed his highest priority, the safety of his many corrections officers who work in close proximity with dangerous state inmates.

"I had the opportunity to travel with Tom from Colorado Springs to Bent County in January. He has always been a kind and decent gentleman in all things. His senseless murder is among the saddest moments we have had. As the leader of the largest department in the state, we share his loss with hundreds of Department of Corrections officers who will share in this grievous loss."

Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) added:

"Today is a sad reminder that the people who serve our state are our greatest treasure. Director Clements' devotion to making the people of Colorado safer after serving the state of Missouri for over 30 years is a testament to his commitment to public service. On behalf of the Senate Republicans, we extend our sincerest sympathies to Director Clements' family."

Colorado Congressional Delegation Statement About Death of Dept. of Corrections Director Tom Clements :

Today, the Colorado Congressional Delegation released the following joint statement after the death of Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements:

"We want to express our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Dept. of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements.  We are grateful for his public service and contributions to keeping Colorado safe and enhancing the quality of life in our communities.  In the coming days, weeks and months ahead, we offer our support and strength to his loved ones."



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