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Toomey and Casey Applaud Passage of Measure Honoring Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum

March 7, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) honoring the life of Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum is headed to President Trump's desk.

The United States House of Representatives has approved the Toomey-Casey measure which designates the U.S. Post Office in Canonsburg on West Pike Street as the "Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building." Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum was killed while responding to a domestic violence call on November 10, 2016. The Senate passed this legislation last June.

"Officer Bashioum dedicated his life to serving his community and country," said Senator Toomey. "After serving in the United States Air Force for over 25 years, Officer Bashioum again heeded the call to serve and joined the Canonsburg Police Department. He spent his life making his country and community safer places to live and the renaming of this post office is a small way we can honor his life and legacy. I expect that President Trump will sign this legislation soon."

"As an Air Force veteran, fire fighter and police officer Office Bashioum served his country and community honorably," said Senator Casey. "His entire life was dedicated to the service of others and he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting his community. I hope that the President will sign this legislation soon, as we hope to honor Officer Bashioum's important legacy."

Officer Bashioum was a seven year veteran of the Canonsburg Police Department and also served as Assistant Chief of the Slovan Fire Department. He previously served 29 years in the United States Air Force before retiring as a senior master sergeant.

The bill now goes to President Trump's desk for his signature.