Central Florida remembers George Floyd 1 year after his murder

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Tuesday marks one year since George Floyd’s murder, and people across the globe are using the date to remember his life, death and the impact it has had on society.

Central Florida officials are some of many taking to social media to share their thoughts and commemorate the day.

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Read their statements below:

Rep. Val Demings

“Today we pause to remember the life of Mr. George Floyd one year after his tragic and senseless death.”

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

“One year after George Floyd’s murder, in Orlando we remain committed to ensuring all residents feel equally valued and protected.”

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Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon

“The Orlando Police Department remains committed to protecting the safety of every member of our community and to the fair and equitable treatment of every person we encounter.”

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Rep. Stephanie Murphy

“A year after his murder, we will continue to fight to put an end to racial injustice and seek equal treatment under the law for everyone in this country.”

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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