LANSING — A bill winding its way through the Michigan Senate would allow court officers, including the late Joseph Zangaro and Ronald Kienzle, to be recognized at the state level for their heroism.

Zangaro, security supervisor at the Berrien County Courthouse, and Kienzle, a court officer, were shot and killed by a jail inmate inside the courthouse in 2016. Zangaro had previously served as a Michigan state police officer for 25 years and Kienzle was retired from the Benton Township Police Department.