State Sen. Rob Ortt released the following statement Sunday regarding the conclusion of the three-week search for David Sweat and Richard Matt.
"Today's news is welcome relief to all New Yorkers, but especially here in Western New York. Escapee Matt's escape re-opened serious wounds from his horrific crimes in our community. I hope this brings closure to the Rickerson family, who have already endured so much. I'd also like to commend the tireless, courageous members of our law enforcement community who pursued these killers and ultimately brought them to justice."