House 115 Rep. Peter McCoy, well-known for helping give a now-former Representative time to attend AA meetings and crash events uninvited, is taking on those who attack cops.
McCoy's bill, H3517, would establish a minimum sentence of fifteen years for anyone who is convicted of the act of trying to kill a law enforcement officer. A former prosecutor with the 9th Circuit Solicitor's office, he decided to push this bill forward motivation for this bill came from the recent shooting of Charleston County Sheriff Deputy Jeffrey DeGrow whom was shot while chasing suspected burglars on James Island.
Deputy DeGrow was supportive of McCoy's bill:
Criminals who commit such crimes are not afraid of the consequences because the penalties are not tough enough. I believe Rep. McCoy's bill will make them think twice before committing a crime against law enforcement.