Celebrating Officer Morgan Dayby Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.
Posted on 2014-01-15
JOHNSON of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Madam Speaker, today I rise in honor of 5-
year-old Morgan Steward, who, despite suffering from spinal muscular
atrophy that affects his muscle movement and leaves him in a
wheelchair, has been an inspiration to us all.
Some may question whether bipartisanship is real, and I say it is alive and getting better. Take, for instance, the recent joint venture by myself and my neighbor, Dr. Paul Broun, to bring cheer to a young man and his community. This young 5-year-old dreamed of being a policeman. I am proud to say that the Covington Police Department, which is split between Dr. Broun's district and my district, made this happen.
Young Morgan always wanted to be a police officer. In conjunction with honoring him, 11Alive TV and we held an Officer Morgan Day. He was sworn in as the newest member of the Covington Police Department. And just hours after he was sworn in, he was able to solve a bank robbery, an art heist, and he secured the freedom of a kidnapped mascot. It was a great day in Covington, and his unwavering bravery grabbed all of our hearts and raised our spirits.
I thank Dr. Broun for his involvement.