Rep. Richmond Statement on Designating Post Offices for Judge Lionel Collins, Sr. and Officer Daryle Holloway

March 1, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two bills designating post offices for veteran police Officer Daryle Holloway and civil rights legend Judge Lionel Collins.

“I applaud the House’s passage of my bills honoring civil rights hero Judge Lionel Collins and Officer Daryle Holloway,” said Rep. Richmond. “Judge Collins was a pioneering civil rights advocate who dedicated his life to making Louisiana a more just and equal state. He was not only the first African-American elected to public office in Jefferson Parish. He was a talented and passionate lawyer who led numerous cases overturning ‘whites only’ jobs and unequal pay for African-Americans.

“Officer Daryle Holloway, who was killed in the line of duty, was beloved in New Orleans and a model for community policing. Daryle was a father of three, a 22 year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, and a tireless servant of the New Orleans community. He was most proud of his work with children in the Cops for Kids summer camps, which help develop relationships between police, youth, and their families.

“It is my hope that these post offices will serve as a reminder of the courage and sacrifice of these two brave men who dedicated their lives to improving their communities.”

The House passed 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,” on March 1, 2016.