Last year, our community lost one of Florida’s finest, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Bullock. Trooper Bullock was fatally shot in the line of duty on February 5, 2020 while assisting a disabled vehicle in Martin County.

Trooper Bullock was incredibly well respected and took it upon himself to mentor younger troopers on the force. Anyone who knew him could attest to his kindness, compassion and dedication to service.

Trooper Bullock’s tragic death has left our entire community with a heavy heart. That’s why the House of Representatives passed my legislation to honor Trooper Bullocks’ life by renaming the Postal Service facility in Port Salerno as the “Joseph Bullock Post Office Building.”

Every day, law enforcement officials like Trooper Bullock put their lives on the line to enforce the rule of law and serve justice around our communities, which is why this week I helped introduce legislation to recognize the week of May 9th to 15th as National Police Week.

Last year, 394 officers lost their lives in the line of duty.  There are no words or actions that can pay the debt we each owe to these heroes and their families. Especially in the face of calls to defund the police, this National Police Week, we must honor those fallen heroes and recognize the service of police officers in our communities!

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