Bachmann wants Cold Spring post office named for slain police officer

GOP U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has introduced legislation that would rename the Cold Spring Post Office after police officer Tommy Decker, who was killed in the line of duty.

The legislation, which was co-authored by every other member of Minnesota’s U.S. House delegation, would rename the building the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office.”

“In honor of Officer Decker’s service, I am proud to join with all of my Minnesota colleagues to introduce legislation to rename his hometown post office the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office,” Bachmann said during a speech on the House floor. “Though he is no longer with us, Officer Decker’s example of unparalleled courage and compassion lives on.”

Police investigators are still looking for Decker’s killer. He was shot and killed on Nov. 29 behind a bowling alley and bar in Cold Spring. Authorities are offering a $100,000 reward to help generate tips that could help lead to the arrest of Decker’s killer.

  • Kevin O.

    I don’t get why would someone rename a post office for a slain police officer? Why not dedicate a park or a police station in his memory?

    As someone who served this country and actually put his life at risk for the benefit of others, I’d want my name attached to something which pertained to what I did.

    This seems so very random and half-baked.

  • Kevin O.

    I don’t get why would Michele Bachmann rename a post office for a slain police officer? Why not dedicate a park or a police station in his memory?

    As someone who served this country and actually put his life at risk for the benefit of others, I’d want my name attached to something which pertained to what I did.

    This seems so very random and half-baked.

  • Kevin O.

    Ahem…Thanks MPR for posting my comment numerous times and making me look like I don’t know how to operate a posting function.

  • 2Frank

    This seems strange to me too? I don’t believe I have known a Post Office named to anyone’s honor? Usually the names are assigned to City or location names. Aren’t Post Offices pseudo-Government owned and does a Federal politician have this authority to ask this? Maybe this one of Michele Bachmann’s thinking outside of the norm? Something that she can name as being one of the first? I realize that Michele isn’t “political” – but one has to be wonder?