O’Mara motion to designate area roadway as “Capt. Michael Malinowski, Sr. Memorial Bridge” passes House

HARRISBURG, June 26 – Legislation to declare the bridge on Morton Avenue, a portion of State Route 2025, as “Capt. Michael Malinowski, Sr. Memorial Bridge” unanimously passed the House as omnibus H.B. 1597 on Wednesday, June 24.

House Bill 1597 sought to re-name several bridges and roads throughout the commonwealth after area veterans and first responders. O’Mara’s motion to honor Malinowski can be found in section seven of the bill.

Malinowski was the captain of Morton Rutledge Volunteer Fire Co. and passed away on Dec. 3, 2019. This was only one day after he reported feeling ill after responding to a call regarding downed trees and wires. Malinowski is widely remembered for his selfless service to the community and for serving on the company’s board of directors where he provided department trainings and helped repair the company’s crew room.

“The loss of Captain Malinowski was a tragic and devastating one. He was an instrumental member of the Morton-Rutledge Fire Company, and his department and community sorely miss him,” O’Mara said. “This fallen hero is so deserving of this bridge dedication for protecting and serving his community. I believe honoring his legacy is the least we can do to show our thanks and respect.”

For more information, contact O’Mara’s office at (610) 544-9878.