ROCKBRIDGE CO., Va. -

The Executive Director of the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board is talking.

The organization which oversees mental health has recently come under fire for reporting there weren't any psychiatric beds available to talk State Senator Creigh Deeds' son the day before police say Gus Deeds stabbed his father than killed himself.

In a statement released Wednesday, Dennis Cropper says: "The hearts of all staff at Rockbridge Area Community Services go out to the Deeds family at this most difficult time.  We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.  I know firsthand the dedicated, caring and professional manner in which the staff at the RACS goes about performing their jobs day in and day out while serving individuals in need of mental health services in our community.  We look forward to working Senator Deeds and the General Assembly as we seek to improve the delivery of mental health services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia."

Senator Deeds said earlier this week he does place blame on RACS and will make it his life's work so that no other family will have to go through what his family is dealing with.