Public , officials react to news of 2-year-old Elkhorn boy killed at Disney World

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 22:50:04-04

All across the state, People have been  reacting to the news of 2-year-old Lane Graves who was dragged by a alligator at Disney resort in Florida. 

Many are sending their prayers to the Elkhorn family.

Matt Graves, the boy's father works for infogroup in Omaha. The company released this following statement:

"Orlando has suffered three distinct and horrible tragedies this week, and we grieve for all of the victims.

This latest involved Matt Grave’s family at the Disney Resort where his two-year-old son Lane Graves was taken near the water’s edge by an alligator.

Matt Graves is a leader of our Omaha Infogroup office as well as our chief data officer.

He is a dear friend of mine and an integral member of the Infogroup family, and I am absolutely stunned and heartbroken to learn of his family’s unspeakable loss.

Matt’s family is the light of his life and his family’s anguish is our own. What happened last night was a terrible accident and one that is devastating to the entirety of Infogroup.

We are in contact with the Graves family and we will be there to support them every way we can. We ask that the media please respect the family in this horrible time as they privately grieve their loss."

The Greater Omaha Chamber released this following statement:

 “The loss of a child is a special kind of tragedy, particularly hard to comprehend. Our thoughts and our prayers are with the Graves family during this time of unthinkable sadness. Matt has served on our Chamber Board since 2013. We stand ready to assist him, his wife and family as they grieve the loss of Lane,” 

Senator Deb Fischer released this following statement:

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts released this statement on twitter:

The World Disney Resort have released this following statement:

 "There are no words to convey the profound sorrow we feel for the family and their unimaginable loss. We are devastated and heartbroken by this tragic accident and are doing what we can to help the family during this difficult time. On behalf of everyone at Disney, we offer our deepest sympathies."

The Orange County Sheriff's Office also released this following statement: