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Rep. Kinzinger Announces State of the Union Guest

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Washington, February 4, 2019 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) is pleased to welcome Officer Mark Dallas of the Dixon Police Department as his guest for the 2019 State of the Union Address.
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Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) is pleased to welcome Officer Mark Dallas, the School Resource Officer at Dixon High School and of the Dixon Police Department, as his guest for the 2019 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

A true hero in the Dixon community, Officer Dallas thwarted a school shooting from happening at Dixon High School on May 16, 2018. Serving as the School Resource Officer on duty, Officer Dallas’ quick, selfless actions to disarm the attacker kept the students and faculty safe from an armed student. In October 2018, Officer Dallas was named the 2018 ‘Officer of the Year’ by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and was recognized by President Trump for his heroism.

Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement on announcing his 2019 State of the Union guest:

“Officer Mark Dallas embodies the very best of who we are as a nation. We are a better, safer community for his dedication to serve and protect. His quick, fearless actions saved countless lives, and prevented a real tragedy from occurring. I’m grateful for his service, for the service of all our School Resource Officers, and for all those who wear the badge with honor in IL-16 and across the country.

“It’s an honor to welcome Mark Dallas as my guest for the State of the Union this year, and to serve as his representative in Congress. Officer Dallas is a true hero and a role model to many, and he deserves to be recognized.”



Rep. Kinzinger Floor Speech Honoring Officer Mark Dallas (May 2018)

Sauk Valley NewsKinzinger Honors Mark Dallas in Dixon, Illinois (August 2018)

TIME MagazinePresident Trump Praises Illinois School Resource Officer Who Stopped Shooting (October 2018)

WQADOfficer Mark Dallas named ‘Officer of the Year’ by IACP (October 2018)

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