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Honoring The Oldenburg Indiana Volunteer Fire Department’S 150 Years Of Service June 24, 2015
Luke Messer, R-IN
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Oldenburg Indiana Volunteer Fire Department’s 150 years of service to the community."
Celebrating Juneteenth June 24, 2015
Brian Higgins, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Juneteenth, a celebration that commemorates the ultimate implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation."
Honoring Louis Williams June 24, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a tremendous public servant who has dedicated his life to serving the needs of his community. Louis Williams, of Edwards, Mississippi, is retiring from the police force after 39 years of service, 38 of which he spent as chief of police. As an officer, Williams has served as a vital link between law enforcement and the youth of his community as a figure both highly respected and admired."
Honoring The Life And Service Of Dr. Elson Floyd June 24, 2015
Derek Kilmer, D-WA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Dr. Elson Floyd, the president of Washington State University, who passed away this past weekend."
Recognizing The Service Of Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan June 24, 2015
John Katko, R-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the career of Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan. Duncan bravely served our nation as a soldier in the U.S. Army before serving our nation in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for 27 years. As Mr. Duncan retires, it is my honor to recognize such a distinguished citizen and civil servant. Assistant Attorney Duncan, after graduating from the University of Buffalo in 1969, served in the U.S. Army from 1969 through 1972, being stationed at the White House from 1970 to 1972. During his time in the military, Duncan earned the Presidential Service Medal and the Joint Service Accommodation Medal. Following his time in the military, Assistant Attorney Duncan attended Syracuse University Law School where he is still heavily involved today as an adjunct professor. Following his graduation from Syracuse University Law, Duncan began working in private practice in 1975 and continued through 1978. He then moved to the public sector working in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office as the Chief Assistant District Attorney from 1978 through 1988 and was named the Chief Homicide Prosecutor in 1985 and served until 1988. Duncan then moved to the U.S. Attorney’s office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney until 1999 when he was promoted to Executive Assistant. Assistant Attorney Duncan has received numerous commendations and awards throughout his career in Central New York, including: an Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Commendation for the prosecution of People v. Billy Blake in 1987, the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office of United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Law Enforcement in 1994, the Above and Beyond the Call Award from CONTACT Community Services for leadership and volunteer service to community substance abuse prevention in 1996, the Edward J. Speno Award from the New York State Federation of Professional Health Educators for distinguished community service in support of substance abuse prevention programs in 1996, a Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General commendation for the prosecution of Oneida Research Services, Inc. in 1998, the American Bar Association Division for Public Education Award for commitment to Youth Court Programs in 2004, the American Probation and Parole Association award for outstanding service to Youth Courts in 2005, the U.S. District Court Recognition Award for support to the Open Door to Justice Program in 2006, and a Syracuse Police Department Commendation for the prosecution of the “Elk Block” Syracuse street gang in 2006. During his career, Assistant Attorney Duncan has played an active role in the community through his board and chair memberships of several organizations and commissions, such as: the United Cerebral Palsy Association, the Onondaga County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the City of Syracuse and County of Onondaga Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, the Onondaga County Youth Court Advisory Board, and the Town of Dewitt Police Commission. Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan has gone well beyond the call of duty while serving and protecting the 24th district. I wish Mr. Duncan well in his retirement and would like to thank him for his years of hard work, dedication, and service to our community."

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