President Obama Signs Rep. Richmond’s Bills to Name Post Offices After Judge Lionel Collins, Sr. and Officer Daryle Holloway into Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama signed two bills designating post offices for veteran police Officer Daryle Holloway and civil rights legend Judge Lionel Collins into law:
“Judge Lionel Collins and Officer Daryle Holloway dedicated their lives to making Louisiana a more safe and equitable place,” said Rep. Richmond. “Judge Collins fought for freedom and fairness in Louisiana at a time when that took tremendous courage. Through his role in the Civil Rights Movement, he broke down barriers so that African-Americans would not be treated as second class citizens. Officer Daryle Holloway, who was killed in the line of duty, was an upstanding officer in the New Orleans Police Department and a model for community policing.
“It was truly a bittersweet moment when President Obama signed this legislation the same day we laid to rest another brave NOPD officer killed in the line of duty, Officer Natasha Hunter. It serves as reminder that every time our officers put on the uniform they are risking their lives to serve and protect us.
“I applaud the Senate and the President for their quick action to pass and approve this legislation. It is an honor to sponsor these bills that will commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of these two admirable men for generations to come.”
After passing both chambers of Congress and gaining the President’s signature, H.R. 2458, a bill to designate the post office located at 5351 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero, Louisiana, as the “Lionel R. Collins, Sr. Post Office Building,” and H.R. 3082, a bill to designate the post office located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the “Daryle Holloway Post Office Building,” became law on June 13, 2016.