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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

House Passes Bills to Rename Post Offices After Fallen Western Colorado Law Enforcement Officers

November 30, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House passed two of Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bills which would rename post offices after fallen law enforcement officers from Colorado’s Third District. H.R. 6216, to rename a Montrose post office as the “Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office” and H.R. 6217, to rename a Grand Junction post office as the “Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer Post Office Building” passed the House by unanimous consent.

“Sergeant David Kinterknecht and Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer embodied heroism and service. They put their lives on the line every day for their communities. Tragically, they were both taken far too soon, giving all in the line of duty,” said Tipton. “While we will never be able to repay either of these men for their selfless acts or fill the void left by their loss, naming post offices in their respective communities will honor their lives and ensure that their memories live on.”

Click HERE to watch Tipton honor Sergeant David Kinterknecht and Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer on the House Floor.

Sergeant David Kinterknecht of the Montrose Police Department was killed in the line of duty in 2009. Sergeant Kinterknecht served with the Montrose Police Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and three stepsons.

Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty in 2016. Deputy Geer was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.  

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