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Cotton Statement on Death of Airman Shawn McKeough

March 19, 2019

Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the death of Senior Airman Shawn McKeough Jr., who was assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base.

"Called by duty, Shawn McKeough Jr. lost his life doing exactly what he volunteered and trained to do: protecting his fellow citizens from danger. We mourn his death and grieve with his family, yet we also celebrate his life, his courage, and his service. May God welcome Shawn into His loving embrace and comfort his family."