I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families affected most by Tuesday’s tragedy in Portland. To the families of Steve Forsyth and Cindy Yuille, my prayers and heart are with you as you grapple with the horror of your loss. To the young teenager recovering from her wounds, Kristina, may the love and care of your family and friends lift you up in the days and weeks ahead.
My heart is heavy and I am still in shock, as is much of the Portland metro community. I am deeply grateful that my family and friends back home are okay. Portland, I love you.