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The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved naming a federal Forest Service ranger station in honor of an officer killed in the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo.

The station will be named Jason Crisp Forest Service Building, in honor of fallen Officer Jason Crisp.

Crisp, of Marion, a U.S. Forest Service officer, was shot and killed in March by a murder suspect. The suspect also killed Crisp's K-9, Maros.

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Glenville, introduced the legislation in April with the support of the entire North Carolina House delegation.

Crisp, a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service, is survived by his wife, two children, parents, sister, and two brothers.

Officer Jason Crisp served his community bravely and selflessly. I hope this station will be a reminder to his family and friends of that service, Meadows said in a statement. It was an honor to not only recognize Officer Crisp, but all first responders, who sacrifice so much to answer the call to protect and serve our communities.

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