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      American Society of Civil Engineers Statement on Virginia Beach Municipal Center Shootings

      June 3, 2019

      The following is a statement by American Society of Civil Engineers President Robin A. Kemper, PE, on the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shootings on Friday, May 30, 2019:

      "Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of the 12 victims who were killed in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting on Friday afternoon:

      Laquita C. Brown

      Ryan Keith Cox

      Tara Welch Gallagher

      Mary Louise Gayle

      Alexander Mikhail Gusev

      Joshua O. Hardy

      Michelle "Missy" Langer

      Richard H. Nettleton

      Katherine A. Nixon

      Christopher Kelly Rapp

      Herbert "Bert" Snelling

      Robert "Bobby" Williams

      This tragedy hits home for us, as members of the ASCE family were among those killed and severely injured. A void is left in Virginia Beach and within the Society by this senseless violence. As an engineering community, we stand together in support of the victims and their families.

      We will continue to keep those injured as well as their families in our thoughts and hope for speedy recoveries.  

      ASCE will focus all efforts on supporting our local Section, Norfolk Branch, members and citizens in the Virginia Beach region. ASCE supports the Virginia Beach Department of Public Works and the many public agencies that work to uphold and enhance the public health, safety and welfare."