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FLEOA Supports HR 1036

FLEOA Supports HR 1036 National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office

April 25, 2013

The Honorable Darrell Issa
Chairman, Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform
2347 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Elijah Cummings
Ranking Member, Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform
2235 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Chairman Issa and Ranking Member Cummings:

I am writing on behalf of the more than 26,000 members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) to advise you of our strong support for HR 1036, sponsored by Congressman Reichert, that would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the "National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office."

Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was fatally shot in the line of duty on January 1, 2012. On the morning of January 1, Ranger Margaret Anderson set up a traffic block to intercept a vehicle that failed to stop at a chain-up checkpoint in the park. The driver of the vehicle opened fire on Ranger Anderson, killing her, and then fled on foot into the woods. Margaret, age 34, worked at Mount Rainier for 3 years. She is survived by her husband Eric, also a Mount Rainier Park Ranger, and two young children.

This legislation designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the "National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office." In addition, any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the facility
referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the "National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office."

This bill recognizes the heroism displayed by Ranger Anderson and the sacrifice she and her family gave on that fateful day. It also recognizes all members of the National Park Ranger Service and the hazardous job that they perform on a daily basis, often in remote areas with little or no other law enforcement presence to back them up.

On behalf of the membership of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, thank you for your attention to our concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information or assistance.

Respectfully,

Frank Terreri
National Vice President for Legislative Affairs
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)
fterreri@fleoa.org