House Passes Bill to Honor Fallen Jackson Police Officer James Bonneau

Rep Tim Walberg

Rep Tim Walberg

Press release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, the House passed Rep. Walberg’s bill, H.R. 3534, to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 113 West Michigan Ave in Jackson after police officer James Bonneau.

On March 9, 2010, Officer James Bonneau was killed while on duty as he and a fellow public safety officer followed up on a domestic disturbance complaint.  Although he later succumbed to his wounds, Officer Bonneau was able to call for help and relay information about the scene that saved the life of his fellow officer who had also been shot.

“What happened that day is a tragedy and we can never erase the pain Officer Bonneau’s family went through and is still going through. We can, however, honor his memory and commitment to the citizens of Jackson and today’s vote is a fitting tribute. He gave his all to the Jackson community and his sacrifice will not be forgotten,” said Rep. Walberg following the vote.

H.R. 3534 now proceeds to the Senate for further consideration.

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