June 7, 2019
Patrick E. Mahany, Jr., lost his life in 2015
Frisco, Colo. – The Frisco Post Office held a dedication ceremony at the Summit County Senior Center on June 6, in honor of Flight For Life Pilot Patrick E. Mahany, Jr., who lost his life in a helicopter crash in 2015. This ceremony renamed the facility located at 35 West Main St, Frisco, Colorado, as the “Patrick E. Mahany, Jr., Post Office Building”.
Speakers included Governor Jared Polis, Congressman Joe Neguse, Karen Mahany (Patrick’s wife), Chief Warrant Officer Ryan Mahany (Patrick’s son), Kevin Mahany (Patrick’s brother) and USPS Colorado/Wyoming District Manager Kevin Romero.
On September 17, 2018, then Congressman Jared Polis introduced House Resolution 6831. Unanimous support from a state’s congressional delegation is required for the movement of naming bills to the floor of the House and Senate and is then signed by the President of the United States to become law.
The Postal Service worked with the office of Governor Polis, Congressman Neguse, Patrick Mahany family and the Frisco community to host the event.
Patrick Mahany was a 27-year veteran pilot for Flight For Life. His wife Karen Mahany has turned her grief into action, assisting legislators to introduce the “Safe Helicopters Now Act” to retrofit emergency helicopters with crash-resistant fuel system.
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