Congressman Donnelly has Extra Security While Visiting with Constituents

Joe Donnelly
Congressman Joe Donnelly

In the wake of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Saturday, government officials seem to be taking a second look at their safety. Congressman Joe Donnelly was in Elkhart on Tuesday to talk to a middle school class. Four uniformed policemen were on hand, too.

Donnelly said he was not particularly worried about his own safety, but wanted people coming out to events where he is to feel safe.

Donnelly did say that he would not give up talking with his constituents, calling it “the very essence of my job.”