Trump Pays Tribute To American Tragically Killed In Terrorist Attack

March 23, 2017Mar 23, 2017

Terror struck London Wednesday after a man that authorities are say has ISIS ties ran his car into a crowd of people and stabbed a police officer to death before being gunned down outside the British Parliament building he was attempting to enter.

One of the victims killed with Kurt Cochran, 54, of Bountiful, Utah. He was hit by the attacker’s car as it drove over Westminster Bridge, mowing down pedestrians, and was knocked over the railing and onto a concrete platform below, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Kurt was in London with his wife Melissa for their 25th wedding anniversary. Melissa was seriously injured but survived. At least two dozen other people were injured in the attack.

In a statement released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Melissa’s brother expressed, "Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our brother- and son-in-law, Kurt W Cochran. Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our sister and daughter, Melissa. Kurt will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy as our family mourns and as Melissa recovers from her injuries."

Two of the other three victims killed have been named: Police Officer Keith Palmer, who the attacker stabbed to death, and London college worker Aysha Frade.

The attacker has been identified as Khalid Masood, but only a few details have been released on his background.

On Twitter Thursday, President Trump paid tribute to Kurt, saying, “A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.”