Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the murder of Philadelphia Police Corporal James O'Connor:

"Philadelphia Police Corporal James O'Connor was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a murder suspect this morning. Put more simply, he was murdered for doing his job - serving and protecting the people of Philadelphia, which he has done for the past 23 years. My deepest condolences go out to Corporal O'Connor's wife, children, friends, and fellow officers.

"The monster who murdered Corporal O'Connor must be aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And Congress needs to do more to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals."