HONORING THE LIFE OF DAVID RYAN HURST; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 96
(Extensions of Remarks - June 10, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                        HON. BLAINE LUETKEMEYER

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, June 10, 2019

  Mr. LUETKEMEYER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask my colleagues to 
join me in recognizing the extraordinary life of David Ryan Hurst.
   David Ryan Hurst represented the very best among us. While his life 
was taken far too soon it was filled with purpose, dedication, and 
sacrifice while here on earth. David was born on June 14, 1992 in 
Belleville, Illinois. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the 
brave men and women of the United States Army. Unfortunately, he was 
only able to serve a few short months before sustaining a broken back 
and being discharged.
   After leaving the military, David's commitment to his country and 
community did not stop. He accepted a job as a reserve officer for the 
Bellflower Police Department in Montgomery County, Missouri where he 
worked over 60 hours a month for free. He truly believed that being an 
officer was not just a job but answering the call to serve his 
community. From there, he became a patrolman for the Wellsville Police 
Department just up the road from Bellflower.
   Outside of work David filled his life doing the things he loved 
most: fishing, rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals, and most importantly 
being a dedicated father to his son and daughter Meia and Wyatt and 
loving husband to his wife Anna.
   At 10:42 p.m. on May 16 of this year, David passed away after his 
brave battle with cancer. Appropriately, the time, 10:42 translates in 
law enforcement's 10 Code to the end of duty. Perhaps this was God's 
way of letting us all know that his soldier, his officer, and our hero 
had been called home.
   Madam Speaker, please join me in honoring the life of David Ryan