House votes to name Cold Spring post office for slain officer Decker
June 17, 2014 — 2:45pm
The U.S. House has voted to rename the Cold Spring post office in honor of slain police officer Thomas Decker, who was killed on duty in November 2012.
Written by Rep. Michele Bachmann, the bill would rename the post office the "Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office." Every member of the state's House delegation co-sponsored Bachmann’s bill.
The bill must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama before the tribute is approved.
“It’s a fitting tribute to a life well lived and to a man greatly missed,” Bachmann said in a speech on the House floor Tuesday. “Though Tommy is no longer with us, his legacy and example of courage and compassion lives on.”
Decker’s killing remains unsolved. He was shot in the head outside a local bar moments after he arrived to make a welfare check on a resident.
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