HONORING CAPTAIN DAVID LEMIRE AS THE 2016 MARQUETTE POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 111
(Extensions of Remarks - June 28, 2017)

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 HONORING CAPTAIN DAVID LEMIRE AS THE 2016 MARQUETTE POLICE OFFICER OF 
                                THE YEAR

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                           HON. JACK BERGMAN

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  Mr. BERGMAN. Mr. Speaker, it's my honor to recognize Captain David 
Lemire as the 2016 Marquette Police Officer of the Year. The Marquette 
Police Officer of the Year Award is presented annually to a well-
rounded law enforcement officer who has excelled in the line of duty by 
demonstrating a distinct pattern of community service and professional 
achievement.
   Captain Lemire was born and raised in Marquette, where, after 
serving for a decade in the U.S. Army, he returned to give back to his 
community. For 25 years, David served the citizens of Marquette with 
distinction, honesty, and a willingness to take responsibility. Honor 
is David's defining characteristic, and he undertakes every endeavor 
with discipline and dedication. As a decorated officer, he has received 
numerous awards that speak to his character, including: A Life Saving 
Citation for the rescue of two persons on a capsized boat on Lake 
Independence, the Michigan State Police Award for Professional 
Excellence, an award for Exemplary Performance and Professionalism from 
the Michigan Army National Guard for his assistance after a helicopter 
crash, and the Outstanding Instructor Award at the Northern Michigan 
University Regional Police Academy in both 2002 and 2010.
   These awards only begin to describe David's commitment to his 
community. For every recognized deed, there are hundreds of small 
achievements that are never acknowledged in the public eye. There is no 
doubt that Captain Lemire's countless achievements are a contributing 
factor to Marquette being named one of the safest cities in the United 
States. Moreover, it's clear that he has positively impacted the 
citizens of Marquette County. David has received myriad letters of 
appreciation from citizens thanking him for his comfort and kind words 
after the death of a family member or at the scene of a tragic 
accident. His commitment to justice and public service has gone beyond 
the call of duty. Captain David Lemire has consistently set an example 
of what a police officer should strive to achieve in their career.
   Mr. Speaker, Captain Lemire's long list of accomplishments cannot be 
understated, and I am confident that he will continue to serve as a 
role model for the next generation of great community leaders in 
Michigan's First District. His wife, Cindy, and son, Mitchell, can take 
pride in knowing the Upper Peninsula is a better place thanks to 
David's work. On behalf of my constituents and the First District of 
Michigan, I wish to congratulate Captain David Lemire on being named 
the 2016 Marquette Police Officer of the Year.

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