Rockford Register Star: Our View: Kinzinger honors Rockford police officer Jaimie Cox
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Our View: Kinzinger honors Rockford police officer Jaimie Cox
Thank you to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger for honoring Rockford police officer Jaimie Cox, who died in the line of duty.
Kinzinger, who represents Illinois’ 16th Congressional District, gave the following speech on the House floor Nov. 30:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor and recognition of officer Jaimie Cox, a fallen hero from my district who was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.
“Jaimie Cox, a Rockford native, served our community and our country proudly. After graduating high school, he served in the United States Army National Guard. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 and was honorably discharged in 2010. He went on to attend Northern Illinois University and graduated in 2014.
“For his military service, Cox received the Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He also won the Illinois National Guard Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom Ribbon.
“Following college, Cox joined the law enforcement division at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources before coming home to serve as an officer of the Rockford Police Department.
“Mr. Speaker, Jaimie Cox spent his life dedicated to serving and protecting others. On a daily basis, he risked his life to help others and he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community. On behalf of the 16th Congressional District of Illinois, we honor his service, mourn his sacrifice, and pay tribute to our fallen hero, Jaimie Cox.”