PAYING TRIBUTE TO JOE MAZE; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 127
(Extensions of Remarks - September 08, 2014)

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                       PAYING TRIBUTE TO JOE MAZE


                             HON. LEE TERRY

                              of nebraska

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, September 8, 2014

  Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Joe Maze, a beloved 
husband, father, grandfather, and war veteran. He was a devoted 
American and an exceptional servant to the Second Congressional 
District of Nebraska. While I never had the chance to meet Joe, the 
stories of his legacy should inspire us all.
  He's remembered as a great warrior and dedicated serviceman who 
pledged his devotion to tirelessly fight for moralistic causes until 
the very end. After the completion of two tours in Vietnam and retiring 
from the U.S. Air Force in 1971, Joe decided that his calling was to 
continue serving by becoming a part of the law enforcement community. 
He was a Papillion City Police Officer who diligently worked to protect 
and serve our community until 1995. His success was apparent as he 
advanced from Deputy to Captain of the Sarpy County Police Department 
during his law enforcement career. Not only did he strive to protect 
our community, but he helped safeguard it as well by volunteering with 
the Papillion Fire Department in his off time.
  Those who knew Joe describe a completely selfless member of our 
community who was passionate about helping others in need. Those who 
knew him best say he was devoted to service, and gave his time and 
energy to those less fortunate. He was active in Masonic organizations 
in both Nebraska and Oregon. He traveled to Minnesota to visit children 
in the Shriners Hospital where he dressed up as Snuffy the Clown and 
would spend the day visiting with sick children making them laugh. It's 
said his gentle demeanor would raise anyone's spirits. This one act of 
kindness demonstrates that Joe left a very positive impact on this 
world. May we all find comfort in remembering the joy he brought to 
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in offering my deepest condolences to the 
Maze family for their loss. Let us honor him by reflecting on his 
lifetime of selfless service to others and may his legacy live on.