U.S. House to vote to rename Riverdale Post Office after fallen officer Major Greg Barney
Posted by on May 20, 2016 | comments
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The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a full vote on H.R. 4747, a bipartisan resolution introduced by Congressman David Scott (GA-13) to rename the Riverdale Post Office after fallen Riverdale police officer Major Greg Barney, on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 


      Who:         Congressman David Scott

                        Congressman Lynn Westmoreland

                        Members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation


      What:        Floor Statements and Full House Vote on H.R. 4747 - Renaming the Riverdale

                        Post Office as the ‘‘Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building” 


      When:       Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


      Where:      Floor of the House of Representatives, U.S. Capitol

                         Live on C-SPAN TV or via streaming at http://www.c-span.org/networks/




On February 11, 2016, Major Greg Barney, was shot and killed while giving chase to a suspect during a raid on an illegal drug operation.  He was the first Riverdale police officer to die in the line of duty.  During his 25 year career with the Riverdale Police Department, Major Barney was a school resource officer at Riverdale High School, a sergeant, a captain, and the first African-American to serve as Chief of Police when he was appointed interim chief in 2004.  In March 2016, Congressman Scott introduced H.R. 4747, with bipartisan support from Georgia’s Congressional delegation, to rename the post office located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the ‘‘Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building.”  The Riverdale Post Office sits directly across Church Street from the city police headquarters where Major Barney reported for duty. 

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