I want to thank all of you that attended the neighborhood legislature last week. With so much anger and nonsense in our politics, it was good to have a room full of citizens listening to each other and asking smart questions. I’m hoping to have one more later this year. My staff and I are discussing possible topics
I participated in a ceremony renaming the Rincon Police Substation on Golf Links after Erik Hite last week.
Hite was an Air Force veteran who had been a Tucson Police officer for four years when he was part of a group of TPD officers who had responded to aid a wounded sheriff’s deputy who was pursuing a man that had shot at a civilian. The man surprised Hite near Houghton and Tanque Verde and shot him in the head.
It’s always a pleasure having Mayor Regina Romero on the east side, and this time was no different when we re-dedicated the station. Getting things renamed in the city can be a complicated process, and her leadership helped make it happen.
It was good to see Nohemy Hite, Erik’s widow, at the ceremony. She founded the Erik Hite Foundation and was its president for years. The foundation has runs programs to support the families of law enforcement officers. You can find out more about them at erikhitefoundation.org.
As I write this, we are in the midst of an extreme heat watch. Stay indoors, if you can, and keep hydrated. I want all of you and your families to stay safe.