VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law naming a Virginia post office in honor of a mass shooting victim who died saving others.

A Wednesday release from U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria's office states Trump named the Virginia Beach building the Ryan Keith Cox Post Office.

In May, 12 people were killed when a Virginia Beach employee opened fire in a municipal building before being shot and killed by police.

News outlets report Cox had worked for the city for more than a decade. Survivors have told stories of Cox's heroic actions, saying he led a group to an office and barricaded them inside.

Survivor Christi Dewar has said Cox headed toward the sound of gunshots to try to save others. She called Cox a guardian angel.

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