Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released the following statement in response to a March 12 shooting in Hermann that resulted in the death of Detective Sgt. Mason Griffith and injured Officer Adam Sullentrup, both of the Hermann Police Department:
“The Diocese of Jefferson City is mourning alongside our brothers and sisters in our community of Hermann, where an incomprehensible act of violence has killed one police officer and wounded another.
“Let us pray together and ask God to heal all those among us who are in pain from this tragedy. May we find the capacity to free our society from these acts of violence and fully protect the dignity of human life.”