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Congressman Speaks on House Floor in Honor of Local Fallen Officer

Fitzpatrick's one-minute statement came the day before he joined local officials for a ceremony renaming the Newtown Bypass the Officer Brian Gregg Memorial Highway.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick spoke on the House floor Monday in recognition of Officer Brian Gregg, the Newtown Borough Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.

His one-minute statement came the day before he joined local officials for a ceremony renaming the Newtown Bypass the Officer Brian Gregg Memorial Highway.

Gregg, 46, was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 29, 2005. Robert Flor, who was in custody for suspected drunken driving, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for testing. While there, Flor grabbed another policeman’s weapon and started shooting, wounding two others and killing Gregg.

Congressman Fitzpatrick gave the following remarks Monday on the House floor:

“Mr. Speaker, in my district in Pennsylvania, the Newtown Bypass will be renamed on April 22nd the 'Brian S. Gregg Memorial Highway' in honor of a Newtown Borough Police Officer who lost his life in the line of duty on Sept. 29, 2005.

Officer Gregg was 45, a husband and father. Throughout a police career that began in 2003, Officer Gregg demonstrated his dedication to the Newtown community and its residents with his earnest and daily commitment to their protection. 

Always professional in the performance of his duties, Officer Gregg was a familiar and friendly face in the borough His presence and service is missed. 

Now, as we recognize the great sacrifice made by Officer Gregg and his family, we are also grateful as a wider community for the commitment we see reflected in the daily work of police officers and first responders everywhere.”

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