Andrew Collier, brother of Sean Collier (pictured above) the MIT Police Officer murdered by the Boston Bombers, will be the special guest and will speak about the national First Responders Day legislation at the Texas Association of First Responders Wild Game Cookoff on Saturday, April 26th at the Sam Houston Race Park.
The cookoff , which is open to the public, raises funds for the Texas Association of First Responders an organization dedicated to helping injured first responders and their families as well as families of fallen first responders. (www.tafr.org)
Andrew Collier will speak at 7 pm at the cookoff about the First Responders Day national holiday legislation he is championing through the U. S. Congress.
Andrew Collier needs the public to show Congress their support for the First Responders Day by signing an online petition at www.change.org/firstresponders.
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) and Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY) have introduced Congressional legislation in the House of Representatives to establish the holiday, First Responders Day, on a date to be determined by the President.
“The choice to become a first responder is about more than a career path, it is about choosing to dedicate one’s life to serving and protecting neighbors, community, and, often, complete strangers. These professionals and their families make great sacrifices in service to all of us, and National First Responders Day is a small way that we can recognize that,” stated the Collier family.
Andrew’s trip to Houston is sponsored by: Thin Blue Line Foundation www.thinbluelinefoundation.com) and the Houston Police Officers Union (www.hpou.org). HPOU will have at their tent a laptop for cookoff attendees to sign the online First Responders Day petition.