By Charlotte Smith
North Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill, House Bill 283, also known as Conner’s Law, in early March 2019. The bill was presented by District 46, House Representative, Brenden Jones in honor of the late North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner.
NC State Trooper Conner was a Columbus County residents and a Bladen County native. He was also a father, husband and son. Trooper Conner was shot and killed during a traffic stop in October 2018.
The bill proposes legislation for an increase in penalties for people convicted of using a weapon to assault or kill any law enforcement officers. The bill would also increase the death benefits for families of fallen officers.
Conner’s Law passed the NC House of Representatives today, March 20, with a unanimous vote (119-0) according to Representative Jones’ wife, Ms. Angela Jones. She gave thanks in her media announcement. She thanked Representative Jones for presenting the bill and all other House Representatives who voted for the bill. Now Conner’s Law will move to the NC Senate.
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