- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House members are honoring Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself in what police say was an apparent suicide.

The state House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a resolution commemorating Schweich as “one of Missouri’s most dedicated public servants.”

The measure highlights Schweich’s work uncovering more than 30 state officials embezzling money. Lawmakers also honored his role in the federal investigation of the deadly government siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, among other career achievements.

The House will give an inscribed copy of the resolution to Schweich’s family.

Members also observed a moment of silence for Schweich on the House floor.

Lawmakers and other state officials gathered earlier that day in Schweich’s hometown of Clayton for a memorial service for the auditor, who died Thursday.



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