June 28, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 111 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
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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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E913] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING CAPTAIN DAVID LEMIRE AS THE 2016 MARQUETTE POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR ______ 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. ____________________