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Rep. Luria to introduce legislation to name Virginia Beach post office after Municipal Center shooting victim

Virginia lawmakers support legislation that would name a Virginia Beach post office after Ryan “Keith” Cox, a Municipal Center shooting victim who saved lives.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Congresswoman Elaine Luria will introduce legislation on Tuesday to name a Virginia Beach post office after a Municipal Center shooting victim, Ryan “Keith” Cox.

The post office is located at 2509 George Mason Drive, and Virginia’s entire U.S. House delegation has cosponsored the bill.

RELATED: Survivor: Keith Cox saved lives during the Municipal Center shooting

“I am proud to take the first steps toward naming a Virginia Beach post office in honor of Keith Cox,” Congresswoman Luria Said. “This building will serve as a physical reminder of Keith’s immeasurable impact on our community. Every day we will remember his heroic actions and his sacrifice on May 31.” 

Cox was one of the 12 victims killed in the May 31 shooting. For 12 years, he served Virginia Beach as an account clerk in the Department of Public Utilities. A shooting said Cox saved lives before his own was taken.

In the wake of the tragedy, Congresswoman Luria was approached by Virginia Beach Postmaster Joseph A. Croce Jr. with a request to honor Cox. Congresswoman Luria immediately agreed, setting the legislative process in motion.

Congressman Bobby Scott, Congressman A. Donald McEachin, Congressman Rob Wittman, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, Congressman Denver Riggleman, Congressman Morgan Griffith, Congressman Don Beyer, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Congressman Gerry Connolly, and Congressman Ben Cline are original cosponsors of the bill.

View the full bill below: