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Bipartisan Bill Would Rename Post Office After Fallen RPD Officer


A bipartisan bill introduced in Washington D.C. by Rep. Claudia Tenney and Rep. Joe Morelle would rename the post office facility in Avon in honor of fallen Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz.

Officer Mazurkiewicz was born and raised in Avon. He began his law enforcement service in 1988, starting as a Jail Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. In 1993, he transitioned to the Rochester Police Department. He served as a Patrol Officer in the Clinton and Goodman Sections before moving to the Tactical Unit in 2002. Officer Mazurkiewicz was tragically shot and killed while on duty in July 2022. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren, parents, brother, and sister.

“My husband was a hero, and he made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. This legislation will leave a lasting memorial in his name and preserve his legacy in his hometown of Avon.”

Throughout his tenure, Officer Mazurkiewicz served with excellence, receiving numerous awards. This includes the Life Saving Award, Officer of the Month Award, 17 Excellent Police Service Awards, seven Unit Commendation Awards, 32 Chief’s Letters of Commendation, and the Good Conduct Award for his impeccable record of service.

“Officer Mazurkiewicz is a hero who devoted nearly 35 years to upholding justice and protecting his community. He exemplified absolute excellence in law enforcement,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “His murder was a tragedy that struck at the heart of our community. In recognition of his unwavering commitment and outstanding service, it is only fitting to rename the Avon Post Office in Officer Mazurkiewicz’s honor. It will be a continuous reminder to our community of his brave sacrifice and heroic service.”

“Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz was a hero, and his tragic and sudden loss has been felt across our entire community,” said Congressman Joe Morelle. “Renaming the Avon Post Office in his honor will provide a lasting tribute befitting his decades of courageous service and sacrifice. I’m proud to co-sponsor this legislation and hope the Mazurkiewicz family takes comfort in knowing his legacy will live on through this memorial, now and always.”

“My husband was a hero, and he made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. This legislation will leave a lasting memorial in his name and preserve his legacy in his hometown of Avon. Our family is grateful to the local elected officials leading this effort and urge Congress to act swiftly honoring the life and service of my husband,” said the wife of Officer Mazurkiewicz, Lynne Mazurkiewicz.

“Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz exemplified the true essence of a hero, selflessly putting his life on the line every day to ensure the safety and well-being of others. His 29-year legacy left an everlasting impact on our region. During conversations with many of Maz’s colleagues, as well as his wife and children, it was very apparent he was a deeply loved and respected officer, husband, father, and grandfather. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice he made. Honoring his memory in this way, in his hometown, is a fitting tribute to a man who loved the communities he lived in and was proud to serve. I commend Congresswoman Tenney for her leadership to ensure Officer Mazurkiewicz’s legacy lives on for generations to come,” said New York State Senator Pam Helming.

“I appreciate Representative Tenney’s initiative to name the Avon Post Office after Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz. He was a dedicated public servant receiving numerous awards and commendations throughout his distinguished career. Sacrificing his life in service to the City of Rochester, Officer Mazurkiewicz is a true hero deserving of this recognition,” said New York State Assemblywomen Marjorie Byrnes.

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