The N.C. General Assembly gave final approval today to Conner's Law (House Bill 283
) - legislation named in honor of fallen state Trooper Kevin Conner who was murdered last year during a routine traffic stop in Columbus County.
The bill, which was filed by Deputy House Majority Leader Brenden Jones (R-Columbus), will enhance penalties for deadly assaults on law enforcement officers and increase the death benefit paid to the family of a fallen officer.
"Almost one year to the day that we lost Kevin, Conner's Law is on the way to the Governor's desk," said Rep. Brenden Jones. "We have cried, grieved, and mourned for our friend Kevin. But, let us rejoice today in his memory. Thanks to all who have help and encouraged me in this process. Thanks to my co-sponsors, as well as Senator Danny E. Britt Jr. for carrying this in the Senate for me. Godspeed B-551."
Earlier this year, Rep. Jones and his colleagues were joined by the family of Trooper Conner and members of the N.C. Highway Patrol
in unveiling the legislation. The bill now awaits the Governor's signature.
- Contact: Jimmy Milstead