Fitzpatrick Recognizes Naming of ‘Brian S. Gregg Memorial Highway’

Apr 22, 2014
WATCH: Congressman Fitzpatrick recognizes the naming of the ‘Brian S. Gregg Memorial Highway’ on the House floor
Fitzpatrick Recognizes Naming of ‘Brian S. Gregg Memorial Highway’

NEWTOWN, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined local leaders, first responders, and Newtown community members for the renaming of the Newtown Bypass to the ‘Brian S. Gregg Memorial Highway’. Officer Gregg – a Newtown Borough police officer – lost his life in the line of duty on September 29, 2005.

“It is critical that we honor and remember those who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of others in our community. Our police and first responders take it upon themselves to protect our homes and neighborhood – that includes taking on the risks involved,” said Fitzpatrick following the event. “For those lost in the line of duty - like Officer Gregg - we must recognize their commitment each day. The renaming of this highway will serve as a daily reminder for thousands of people of the important role our first responders play locally and nationally.”

Fitzpatrick also recognized the renaming of the highway on the House floor. His remarks are below and available for viewing/download HERE:

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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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.