Rep. Bronna Kahle today hosted family members of a fallen Michigan Department of Corrections employee during a special Michigan House of Representatives ceremony.
The annual ceremony honors those fallen in the line of duty in Michigan, along with a remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from 2001.
Among those honored in the ceremony was Randy Rumler of Adrian, who died July 3 of this year from COVID-19. He was 55. His wife, Alisha, and daughter, Raelynn, attended today’s ceremony.
For more than two decades, Randy Rumler worked as a corrections officer at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Lenawee County. He also was an Army veteran.
“Randy Rumler was a dedicated public servant who worked on the front lines to help protect us all – even during a devastating global pandemic,” Kahle said. “His selflessness and service should be remembered and honored, and that is what this ceremony at the state Capitol is all about.”
A group of House Republican legislators today labeled the latest emergency order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding indoor visitation in nursing homes as a step in the right direction, adding there is still more work to be done.
“The governor and the Legislature can and should work together – always – to protect lives and livelihoods during this pandemic,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “These measures approved by the House will keep people safer, protect our most vulnerable, and better connect every citizen with their elected leaders at every level of state and local government. It’s strong action toward the continued safe, sensible reopening of Lenawee County and the entire state.”