Congressman presents flag flown at US capitol to police officer’s family members.
At a city council meeting last week, Congressman Scott Garret presented a US flag to the sisters of fallen police officer Mary Ann Collura. The flag was flown at the US capitol building in Washington, DC on April 14th and was meant to honor the 10th anniversary of the death of Collura.
Garrett said at the memorial service, “I did not know your sister, but talking to people that did I know that she was a special person, a well-respected person, that she was the first female person here on the force.” Garrett was unable to attend the official ceremony on April 17th, but still wanted to make sure the family knew Collura’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Collura was a 18-year veteran of the Fair Lawn police force. On April 17th, 2003 she was fatally shot four times above and below her bullet proof vest while trying to arrest a suspect.
The Congressman also called it a great and rewarding opportunity to be able to present the American flag to Collura’s sisters Patricia Snyder and Linda Hughes. Even after 10 years, the memory of the fallen officer is not forgotten and now her family has a special flag to honor her duty and service.
American flags always make a great gift and special momento to remember anyone. Flags celebrate honor and duty to our country. Fly a flag for a loved one and you’ll always have something to remember them by.
Credit: Fair Law-Saddlebrook Patch