STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Officers with the Sterling Heights Police Department paid tribute Saturday to a high school graduate whose father was killed in the line of duty.
Michigan House Bill 4426 aims to remove an income cap for the survivors tuition grant that pays tuition of children who lost a parent in the line of duty. It was sponsored by Rep. Matt Koleszar.
The bill passed unanimously out of the Michigan House of Representatives.
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Today, Lily Sawyers will graduate on the 17th anniversary of her father Mark Sawyers’ death. I was honored to see her off, and to speak with @Local4News about the importance of passing the Police Officer’s & Fire Fighter’s Survivors Tuition Grant. Watch at 11! pic.twitter.com/y3CODBkHIq— Rep. Matt Koleszar (@koleszar_matt) June 5, 2021