In light of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and the deaths of six people on Saturday, Stockton police will step up patrol of Rep. Jerry McNerney's Stockton office.
"He hasn't officially requested any extra security," Stockton police Lt. Jim Pickens said Sunday afternoon.
Nevertheless, officers are aware of the Arizona shootings and taking action locally, Pickens said.
Meanwhile, McNerney, D-Pleasanton, who represents the Lodi area, and Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, whose district includes Galt, released statements about Saturday's shootings.
Jerry McNerney: "I'm deeply saddened by (Saturday's) tragic events in Arizona. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is a true public servant and a dear, unassuming friend. She is open and accessible and dedicated to the people she serves. My thoughts and prayers are with Gabby, her family, staff and all the victims affected by this senseless act of violence."
Dan Lungren: "I was shocked and saddened upon hearing the news of this senseless act of violence. This horrific act against a servant of the public and innocent civilians has no place in our society. My thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her staff, the victims and their families."
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