HARTFORD—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday released the following statement on the death of Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier.

“I am devastated by the loss of Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, who was killed in the line of duty earlier today. TFC Pelletier bravely served the people of Connecticut for nearly a decade and his death is a terrible tragedy. My thoughts are with his family and friends, and the men and women of the Connecticut State Police.”