WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) released the following statement regarding death of Firefighter Stanley Wilson, a 28-year veteran of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department who tragically lost his life this morning in the line of duty:
“The scriptures tell us that ‘greater love have no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ Today, we grieve the loss of a hero who did just that. Stanley Wilson was, by all accounts, a selfless and dedicated first responder who devoted 28 years of his life to keeping the citizens of Lake Highlands and Dallas safe. Melissa and I join the Lake Highlands community in honoring Stanley for his valiant service and offering our prayers of support and comfort to his loved ones and the Dallas Fire-Rescue family.
“I do not know the kind of courage it takes to run into a burning building when everyone else is running away, but I am thankful for men like Stanley Wilson who do. May the grief of the Wilson family be tempered by the knowledge that their husband and father is, and will always be, a hero.”