Huntsville Mayor Claude Doughty has sent us an email describing how devastated he is in following what has happened. Here’s what Doughty had to say:

“I watched the live news today and was shocked and saddened to see the events as they unfolded today in Ottawa.The last time I had that feeling was on 9/11. The world continues to change and sometimes not for the better. On behalf of all residents of Huntsville our sympathies go out to the family of the fallen soldier who was so needlessly murdered today in Ottawa. Like him, all of the soldiers who have served our country so well and who have fallen in the line of duty deserve our thanks,our appreciation and  our respect.”