Spano Introduces Bills Honoring FL-15 Fallen Officers

Bills Renames Local Post Offices in Their Honor

Washington, May 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) introduced legislation that would rename two U.S. Post Office facilities in the 15th Congressional district after two local fallen law enforcement officers.

H.R. 7039 would recognize the U.S. Postal Service Facility located at 210 North Missouri Avenue, as the ‘Officer Paul Dunn Post Office Building’, and H.R. 7040, would recognize the U.S. Postal Service Facility located at 2800 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, as the ‘Officer Ken Foley Post Office Building’. Both of these post offices are located within the City of Lakeland, Florida.

“Officer Dunn and Foley exemplified the commitment to public service and honorably served and protected our community. We are forever indebted to them and their families for their sacrifice” said Rep. Spano. “As we close out the month of May, in which we observed ‘National Police Week’, I am honored to remember their service with this small token of appreciation. Their legacy and service to community shall be remembered for generations to come.”

Officer Dunn was killed on a motorcycle accident on January 9, 2020 on Lakeland highlands road, while Officer Foley was found unresponsive in his vehicle after a medical episode on December 5th, 2019. Both Dunn and Foley were U.S. Marine Corps veterans and had served on the Lakeland Police Department for 6 (previously 12 years with the Polk Sherriff’s Office) and 29 years respectively.

“On behalf of the members of the Lakeland Police Department and the citizens we serve, I am very grateful Officer Foley and Officer Dunn will be recognized is such a manner that will continue to memorialize their service to our city as well as their service to our great nation,” said Lakeland Chief of Police, Ruben Garcia. “I’m thankful for the efforts of U.S. Representative Ross Spano and his staff for introducing the legislation to move this deserving honor forward”.

The bills (H.R. 7039 & H.R. 7040) will now make their way to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for consideration.

For more information, visit Spano.House.Gov.

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