State Rep. Jason Sheppard tonight released the following statement after learning of the passing of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon:
“I am incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of Benny Napoleon tonight. Many of my colleagues knew him as a very successful sheriff and a strong partner with the Legislature on criminal justice reform. And he was. But most of all, he was a good man who was widely loved by his community. He cared deeply about Wayne County, and everyone here who knew Benny felt the same about him. We are all thinking about and praying for his family tonight.”
Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today said that a safe, complete reopening of Michigan’s economy is necessary to preserve funding for schools and other essential public services over the long term.
State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today paid tribute to a late Monroe Township firefighter during the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.
The plan will allow school districts to work with local health experts and determine the best course of action for students, teachers and families in their communities. In-person attendance is not required at any grade level, but it’s strongly encouraged for grades K-5 when it can be done safely.