New Legislation to Rename Windermere Post Office
ORLANDO, FL – Earlier this year, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) introduced legislation to rename a Windermere Post Office in honor of Officer Robert German. Today, that legislation was passed by the House of Representatives. Officer German was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 22, 2014 at age 31. He was the first Windermere Police Officer to die in the line of duty since the founding of the town.
Said Rep. Demings: “Officer Robert German was known for his spirit of service and his commitment to his community. He served Windermere honorably for five years, turning down other opportunities in order to stay in the community he loved. I believed that it was fitting for his sacrifice and his love for Windermere to be recognized, and I am honored that the House of Representatives has moved to make this a reality.
Rep. Demings’ legislation was cosponsored by every member of the Florida Congressional delegation and will now go to the U.S. Senate for a vote.
Officer German graduated from Lake Mary High School in 2001 before attending South Georgia College. After college, he returned to Central Florida where he worked in airport operations before pursuing his dream of serving the public through law enforcement. Upon his graduation in 2007 from the Seminole State College Law Enforcement Academy, he chose to serve Windermere, where he believed the small police force and tight-knit community would provide the opportunity to develop personal relationships with his colleagues and residents.