- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 September 2017 16:47
Congressman Tim Murphy's (PA-18) congressional resolution to officially rename the Canonsburg Post Office as the ‘Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building’ after fallen Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum (H.R. 1950) will be taken up by the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. Officer Bashioum was ambushed and killed in the line of duty last November.
“Scott’s life was dedicated to serving and protecting others; first as a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force, then as an officer for the Canonsburg Police Department,” said Murphy. “I am very grateful the Committee is taking up my bill to rename his hometown post office because is a fitting tribute to all that Scott Bashioum did for the community. He loved so dearly this nation he honorably served. It was a great honor to have been asked by his brother, Michael, to first introduce the legislation in Congress in his memory and uphold his legacy in the community.”
Following Officer Bashioum's brother's request and with the bipartisan support of every member of the Pennsylvania delegation, Murphy introduced H.R. 1950 in April 2017. Following successful passage in Committee, Murphy’s bill will move to the floor for a vote in the House.