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Union County Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden

Union County, NJ – Reacting to the announcement last night that Osama bin Laden has been killed in an operation carried out by U.S. forces, Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon stated:

“This mass murderer of innocents has now answered for his crimes. On behalf of the Freeholder Board, I congratulate President Obama and all those who worked to achieve this milestone, especially those service members who carried out an extremely dangerous mission with great courage. The death of Osama bin Laden removes an obstacle in the path of cooperation among nations. In honor of the memory of those who suffered at his hands, let us pledge to use this opportunity to build a more peaceful and compassionate future.

“As we pause to reflect on this historic event, we reaffirm Union County’s role as a core emergency responder for our region, and we renew our commitment to vigilance and readiness.”

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