PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 81
(House of Representatives - May 15, 2019)

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                      PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY

  (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Madam Speaker, today is Peace Officers 
Memorial Day, when we pay tribute to local, State, and Federal law 
enforcement officers who serve and protect our communities.
  Today is an extra special day for one of my constituents and his 
family: Sugarcreek Police Sergeant Anthony Gorman, who was shot April 
4, 1997, while investigating a suspicious car in a parking lot in 
Franklin, Pennsylvania. He never fully recovered from his injuries.
  In October of 2014, Sergeant Gorman died at the age of 72, more than 
17 years after that initial gunshot. While his death was a direct 
consequence of the 1997 shooting, a doctor listed his cause of death as 
natural, which prevented him from being honored at the National Law 
Enforcement Officers Memorial here in Washington, D.C.
  His son, Christopher, then embarked on a mission to have his dad's 

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memorialized. After years of research, petitions, and advocacy, it is 
now engraved at the East Pathway of Remembrance at section 25, line 31.
  Sergeant Gorman's family was here this week for the candlelight vigil 
held Monday on The Mall, and thanks to Christopher Gorman's 
determination, his dad's name is finally where he belongs.