(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E729-E730]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                         HON. CANDICE S. MILLER

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, today Ranking Member Robert 
Brady and I join together on behalf of the House of Representatives to 
pay tribute to Mr. Rodric J. Myers, Director of House Garages and 
Parking Security with the Sergeant at Arms, on the occasion of his 
retirement on June 14, 2013. Rod has served this institution with 
distinction for over 40 years--both as an officer with U.S. Capitol 
Police and with the Office of the Sergeant at Arms. His capable 
guidance, trusted mentorship, and steady leadership have been 
invaluable assets not only to his staff and colleagues, but to every 
Congressional office.
  A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Rod Myers joined the U.S. Capitol 
Police in June 1972. He both began and ended his career with the U.S. 
Capitol Police in the Capitol Division, first as a uniform patrol 
officer in and around U.S. Capitol, and eventually as the 
Administrative Specialist for the entire Capitol Division. Rod was 
responsible for time and attendance for approximately 100 officers, the 
daily roster assignment of officers, as well as working an assignment 
of his own outside of his administrative duties. Rod was--as everyone 
who ever worked with him will attest--the man who made the trains run 
on time. His 29 years of service with the department were marked by a 
remarkable devotion to detail and a demonstration of professionalism in 
the highest degree.
  During Rod's long tenure with the U.S. Capitol Police he had the 
honor of working ten Presidential Inaugurations, as well as 40 State of 
the Union addresses. Needless to say, he had the opportunity to meet 
and greet numerous dignitaries and heads of state over the years, but 
perhaps his most cherished moment was a visit by his beloved Dallas 
Cowboys football team. Rod--being the U.S. Capitol Police 
administrative specialist--got this assignment himself.
  On July 9, 2001, Rod was appointed Director of House Garages and 
Parking Security with the Sergeant at Arms. Throughout the past 11 
years, he has worked tirelessly to establish parking protocols and 
procedures that enhance both the safety and security of Members and 
staff. Rod has crafted a comprehensive on-going training program for 
all Garages and Parking Security staff, coordinating with the U.S. 
Capitol Police and the Office of the Attending Physician to ensure that 
his staff is

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prepared for any eventuality. He has worked closely with the Committee 
on House Administration over the years concerning every facet of the 
House parking regulations. Rod is also involved in continuity and 
contingency planning efforts for the Sergeant at Arms.
  Rod Myers' profound compassion and deep commitment to this 
institution are second to none. From events such as 9/11 and the 
anthrax incident, to an earthquake, his gentle nature always projects a 
sense of assurance and calm to all who encounter him. His leadership by 
example and an ability to motivate are benchmarks in a long and 
distinguished career.
  Please join me in commending the outstanding service of Mr. Rodric J. 
Myers, to the Congress of the United States and congratulating him on 
his retirement. We wish you well in all your future endeavors.