WASHINGTON, D.C.--Tennessee Congressman Andy Ogles has submitted a resolution calling for the two heroes who rushed into The Covenant School during a mass shooting to receive Congressional Gold Medals.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest expression of national appreciation awarded to citizens in honor of their contribution to society. Such recipients include General George Washington before he became president and most recently, Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley.
U.S. Representative Andy Ogles is sponsoring legislation which would award the medal to the two Metro Nashville Police Officers hailed as heroes for their quick response to the Nashville mass shooting which claimed the lives of three 9-year-old students and three staff members.
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As H.R. 2440 states, Officers Rex Englebert and Officer Michael Collazo quickly entered the school upon arrival and rushed towards the second floor where the shooter was opening fire. The officers fatally wounded the shooter, ending the heinous act. "These officers have dedicated their lives to protecting their community, and their heroism deserves great honor," the bill states.
The bill is co-sponsored by fellow Tennessee Representatives Mark Green, Tim Burchett, and Charles Fleischmann. Otherwise known as the 'Covenant School Heroes Congressional Gold Medal Act,' the bill will need at least 2/3rds of the House to join as co-sponsors and at least 67 senators in their chambers.
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