LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Lexington Thursday to meet with families of overdose victims and talk about the opioid epidemic.
Hemet the families at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky on West Vine Street, March 15.
Sessions met with the families of overdose victims, who showed them photos of their loved ones. They told Sessions they want more done to stop heroin from coming into the communities.
After meeting with the families, he gave a speech. In the speech, Sessions talked about two fallen Kentucky officers, Rodney Smith from the Hickman Police Department and Pikeville Officer Scotty Hamilton.
"You don't know what's behind that door when you knock on it, you don't know who's in that car when you pull it over, and it's something we should never forget, in my opinion. I can't imagine what the families are going through now, but they are in our hearts and prayers, you can be sure," he said.
The AG has visited Kentucky before and previously talked about the struggle of addressing a growing violent crime rate and opioid crisis.
"President Trump knows how to give clear orders. One of the orders he gave me on the first day I became United States Attorney general was pretty simple: reduce crime. Some of these people have to go off for real time. We cannot go back to a revolving door of justice," Sessions said in his January speech.