Bachmann Introduces Legislation to Rename Cold Spring Post Office After Officer Tommy Decker

Dec 18, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) introduced legislation, H.R.6661, to rename the Cold Spring Post Office the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office” in memory of Cold Spring Police Officer Tommy Decker. All other seven members of Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation signed on to the legislation as original co-sponsors.  
The following are Bachmann’s remarks about the legislation delivered on the House floor this afternoon: 

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and service and the memory of Officer Tommy Decker of Cold Spring, Minnesota. On November 29, Officer Tommy Decker was tragically killed in the line of duty, and he was only 31 years old. 

Officer Decker served with distinction. In six years at the Cold Spring Police Department, he received no less than six commendations and letters of appreciation. 

He touched so many lives during his distinguished career. The overwhelming outpouring of community love and support at the funeral where there were over 3,000 police cars was an amazing sight to behold and I was privileged to be there. 

In honor of Officer Decker’s service, I am proud to join with all of my Minnesota colleagues to introduce legislation to rename his hometown post office the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office.” We hope to complete that soon. 

Though he is no longer with us, Officer Decker’s example of unparalleled courage and compassion lives on. I pray his four young children will grow up to know just how much their father meant to the people of Minnesota, and what a remarkable hero and example he was to us all. 

Click here for the video of Bachmann's remarks.