This Thursday, President Obama signed a bill to rename the Lompoc post office in honor of a correctional officer killed in the line of duty.
The post office will be renamed as the Federal Correctional Officer Scott. J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building. Officer Williams was tragically killed by an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lompoc in 1997.
“The renaming of the Lompoc Post Office for Officer Williams is a great honor and we thank everyone involved for remembering Scott,” said Eric Young, President of AFGE’s Council of Prison Locals (CPL). “Every day, our officers put their lives on the line for their neighborhoods. To see this sort of respect and remembrance for a fallen brother is wonderful.”
Officer Williams graduated from Lompoc High School, and moved with his wife and two daughters to Los Alamos before he was killed. He served with distinction in the Persion Gulf War with the U.S. Marines, and was named Marine of the Year in his time in the service.
AFGE National President Cox praised the renaming of the post office as a humbling show of appreciation for civil servants.
“Our working men and women in the federal government deserve a lot of respect and admiration for their hard work and sacrifices,” President Cox said. “This renaming in Scott William’s honor, and the outpouring of support from his community means the world.”