[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 158 (Monday, September 14, 2020)]
[House]
[Pages H4367-H4368]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                SERGEANT DAVID KINTERKNECHT POST OFFICE

  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend 
the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 4200) to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 321 South 1st Street in 
Montrose, Colorado, as the ``Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office''.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                               H.R. 4200

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SERGEANT DAVID KINTERKNECHT POST OFFICE.

       (a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal 
     Service located at 321 South 1st Street in Montrose, 
     Colorado, shall be known and designated as the ``Sergeant 
     David Kinterknecht Post Office''.
       (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
     document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
     facility referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be 
     a reference to the ``Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post 
     Office''.
       (c) Repeal of Previous Designation.--Section 1 of Public 
     Law 115-366 is hereby repealed, and the designation made and 
     references deemed in subsections (a) and (b), respectively, 
     of such section shall have no force or effect.


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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from 
New York (Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney) and the gentleman from Texas (Mr. 
Cloud) each will control 20 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from New York.


                             General Leave

  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous 
consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise 
and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on this 
measure.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentlewoman from New York?
  There was no objection.
  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such 
time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join my colleagues in consideration of 
H.R. 4200, to designate the facility of the U.S. Postal Service located 
at 321 South 1st Street in Montrose, Colorado, as the Sergeant David 
Kinterknecht Post Office.
  Sergeant Kinterknecht was born on May 23, 1968, in Montrose, 
Colorado. His roots in Montrose run deep. Throughout his childhood, he 
attended public schools in Montrose and eventually graduated, in 1986, 
from Montrose High School.
  After graduation, he attended Mesa State College and Delta Montrose 
Technical College, where he trained and completed his education to 
achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer.
  He worked for several different departments, starting with the 
Telluride Marshal's Office, the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office, and 
the Montrose County Sheriff's Office.
  In the last 10 years of his career, he worked for the Montrose Police 
Department, and he was also a volunteer for the Montrose Fire 
Protection District. In his free time, he was a member of the Montrose 
Area Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 56.
  Sergeant David Kinterknecht was shot and killed while responding to a 
routine domestic violence call in 2009. Two of his fellow officers were 
also wounded in the tragedy. He died at the age of 41, survived by his 
wife, two daughters, and three stepsons.
  Naming this post office after Sergeant Kinterknecht would honor his 
life of courageous, selfless service to his community and the ultimate 
sacrifice he made for the safety of others.
  I would like to thank the honorable Member from Colorado, 
Representative Tipton, for this bill to honor this dedicated public 
servant who was taken too soon.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. CLOUD. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  I rise in support of H.R. 4200, which would name a Colorado post 
office after Sergeant David Kinterknecht. Sergeant Kinterknecht was a 
law enforcement officer who was killed in 2009 while responding to a 
routine domestic violence call.
  This bill would repeal and replace a bill passed in Congress that 
named a mail processing facility after Sergeant Kinterknecht. This mail 
processing facility is not commonly used by those in Montrose.
  Instead, to ensure that Sergeant Kinterknecht is remembered as he 
deserves, Congressman Tipton wishes to name a more commonly used post 
office after the sergeant. This would allow Montrose residents, 
including Sergeant Kinterknecht's family and friends, to be able to see 
a post office named after him.
  I urge my colleagues to support this legislation, and I reserve the 
balance of my time.
  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the 
balance of my time.
  Mr. CLOUD. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Colorado (Mr. Tipton).
  Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 4200.
  I would like to thank my colleagues for the kind words in regard to 
Sergeant Kinterknecht and the sacrifice that he made on behalf of our 
communities.
  H.R. 4200 will make a technical correction to prior legislation 
signed into law to designate the primary USPS facility in Montrose, 
Colorado, after Sergeant David Kinterknecht, who was killed in the line 
of duty on July 25, 2009.
  Sergeant Kinterknecht was born and raised in Montrose and graduated 
from Mesa State College and the Delta Montrose Technical College.
  His career in law enforcement began in the 1980s, and throughout his 
career, he served in the Telluride Marshal's Office, the San Miguel 
County Sheriff's Office, and the Montrose County Sheriff's Office.
  Sergeant Kinterknecht was a respected law enforcement officer, a 
dedicated public servant, and a family man. His death was mourned 
throughout the entire State of Colorado, and the passage of H.R. 4200 
will help preserve and honor the memory of Sergeant Kinterknecht in his 
community.
  I am grateful for the entire Colorado delegation signing on to this 
legislation to honor someone who gave his all for his community in 
support of all he loved.
  Mr. CLOUD. Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 4200, 
and I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I urge my 
colleagues to support H.R. 4200, and I yield back the balance of my 
time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the 
gentlewoman from New York (Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney) that the House 
suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 4200.
  The question was taken; and (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the 
rules were suspended and the bill was passed.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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