COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — A bill that would rename the Cold Spring post office after slain Officer Tommy Decker has passed the U.S. Senate and is heading to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law.
Decker was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 29, 2012, in Cold Spring. No one has been charged with the crime. A man whom police were prepared to arrest committed suicide during a standoff with authorities in January 2013.
The effort to rename the post office the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office” passed the House in June.
Rep. Michele Bachmann says it’s now one step closer to honoring Decker’s legacy in the community he died trying to protect. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken say the post office will be a lasting tribute.
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