SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Today, Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) issued the following statement on the passing of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit. 

"A force for good, John Benoit spent decades keeping Californians safe in his career in law enforcement before entering elected office to fight for important changes. He was a dear friend to many and always looking for another way to give back to his community and state. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends today and in the weeks to come as we say goodbye to John."