The Duncan Banner

August 26, 2013

Gov. Fallin extends condolences to Lane’s family, friends

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin visited the East Central University campus in Ada last week to visit with friends and teammates of Chris Lane, who was murdered Aug. 16, in Duncan.

She also contacted his family over the weekend to offer her condolences, according to her Communications Director, Alex Weintz.

Fallin issued this statement, “Chris Lane’s murder is an appalling, heartbreaking crime. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family, who we know are devastated by this tragic turn of events. The brutality and cruelty of this crime do not represent the community of Duncan or the State of Oklahoma, which are known as places of hospitality, generosity and kindness.”

 Finally, she told Fox News’ Chris Wallace this weekend that it would be a nice gesture for President Obama to also offer his thoughts on the issue and to reach out to Chris’ parents, Weintz stated.

 “We are also a state that values justice. Rest-assured the people who took Chris Lane’s life will be brought to justice and face the full weight of the law,” Fallin said.