Biden signs three bills supporting first responders, gives pen to fallen officer’s son

Biden signs three bills supporting first responders, gives pen to fallen officer’s son


During the signing ceremony for three bills designed to support law enforcement and first responders, President Biden took some time to speak to the 7-year-old son of an officer who took his own life in 2019. 

Biden signed the Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021, the Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling Act or the COPS Counseling Act, the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act Thursday morning.

All three serve to support law enforcement through increased benefits, peer support, and granting the US extraterritorial jurisdiction over certain crimes against federal officers or employees abroad. 

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Shortly after signing the bills, Biden was spotted speaking with Jake Bomba and was pictured putting his hand on the boy’s arm.

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