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Officer Dryer Memorial Designation Heads to the Governor
On June 19, 2012
HARRISBURG – June 19, 2012 – A bill honoring a slain East Washington police officer is on its way to the governor’s desk after unanimous Senate passage today, Sen. Tim Solobay said.
House Bill 2215, sponsored by state Rep. Brandon Neuman and identical to Solobay’s Senate Bill 1382, passed the House in May and now only awaits Gov. Corbett’s signature.
“I’m proud to have worked with Representative Neuman on this. It’s the least we could do for this man who touched so many people in the community,” Solobay said. “With everything going on in Harrisburg right now we wanted to make sure this didn’t get lost in the crowd and that it get done the fastest way possible.”
Solobay and Neuman introduced the bills weeks after Officer John David Dryer was killed by gunfire during a traffic stop shortly before Christmas last year.
Dryer’s parents, son and other family members visited the state Capitol in May to participate in a memorial service for fallen officers and to attend the Senate Session.
Dryer was killed on Interstate 70 near the Beau Street Interchange. The bill designates the interchange as the Officer John David Dryer Memorial Interchange.