On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Congressman Robert Brady, of Pennsylvania's 1st District, delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives honoring Officer Marcello Muzzatti of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC. Officer Muzzatti represents the Fraternal Order of Police on the Board of Directors of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Congratulations, Marcello -- a well deserved recognition!
SPEECH OF HON. ROBERT A. BRADY OF PENNSYLVANIA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
Madam Speaker, I would like to recognize one of law enforcement's outstanding leaders. Marcello Muzzatti, currently a police officer with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department K9 unit, has been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1981. He currently serves as President of the Washington, DC Fraternal Order of Police Lodge number one, after having served fourteen (14) years as Vice-President.
In 2002, Officer Muzzatti was appointed Chairman of the National Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Committee, by the late FOP President, Steve Young. One of his first orders of business as Chairman was planning the National Police Memorial Service. The Service includes all of the fallen law enforcement officers from across the Country, including those killed during the attacks of 9/11. He made many positive changes to the National Memorial Committee and took the National FOP Memorial Peace Officers Service to a new level of excellence.
Officer Muzzatti has also worked tirelessly to strengthen and improve the relationships with many organizations. He volunteers his own time to reach out to the fallen officers' children by attending various retreats and events sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors. He is also involved with the planning and implementation of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Museum project.
Madam Speaker, it is an honor to recognize the hard work of police officers like Officer Muzzatti. He serves as an example to all and today, I salute him.