- Written by Steve Frank
On Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed legislation to name a Ranger Station within the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo, North Carolina the Jason Crisp Forest Service Building, in honor of fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp. Congressman Mark Meadows introduced the legislation in April with the support of the entire North Carolina House delegation following Officer Crisps death in the line of duty in March. While on a manhunt for a homicide suspect in Burke County, Crisp and his K-9, Maros, were shot and killed. Crisp, a 16-year veteran of the United States Forest Service, is survived by his wife, two children, parents, sister, and two brothers. Congressman Meadows said 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, and he said, 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.