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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Tipton Bills to Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Become Law

January 4, 2019
Press Release

Following the Senate’s unanimous approval of H.R. 6216 and H.R. 6217, the president signed into law Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bills to rename post office buildings after fallen law enforcement offices from Colorado’s Third Congressional District. H.R. 6216 will rename a Montrose post office after Sergeant David Kinterknecht, and H.R. 6217 will name a Grand Junction post office after Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer. Both Sergeant Kinterknecht and Sergeant Geer were killed in the line of duty.

Tipton honored the men on the House Floor on November 28, 2019.

“Sergeant David Kinterknecht and Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer embodied heroism and service. They put their lives on the line every day for their communities,” said Tipton. “I am glad to have had the opportunity to help their memories live on through the renaming of these post offices.”

The post offices will be officially renamed during ceremonies in the spring.