|“Individuals who kill or attempt to kill those who protect us are the worst of the worst, plain and simple,” said Porter. “In the tragic case of Sergeant Prendes, had his killer lived, we would have demanded he be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. With this legislation, we can ensure that these types of murderers and would-be killers receive the harshest possible sentences.”
Specifically, the “Sergeant Henry Prendes Memorial Act of 2006” states that “whoever kills, or attempts or conspires to kill, a federally funded public safety officer while that officer is engaged in official duties...shall be punished by a fine under this title and imprisonment for any term of years not less than 30, or for life, or, if death results and the offender is prosecuted as a principal, may be sentenced to death.” The term “public safety officer” means an individual serving a public agency in an official capacity, as a judicial officer, law enforcement officer, firefighter, chaplain, or as a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew.
Porter expects the House to take up this important piece of legislation as early as next week.
Jon Porter Praises Boehner's Election As Majority Leader
"My decision to back John Boehner in the race for Majority Leader was based on the positive reform agenda I knew he would bring to the post. Having worked closely with John as a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, I’ve become very familiar with his effective leadership style and ability to produce results. John Boehner is the perfect choice to lead the Republican Party as we work to pass meaningful legislation that will benefit all Americans."
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