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Committee Substitute House Concurrent Resolution 7 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7

 (By Delegates Barill, Hunt, Fleischauer, Pino, Manypenny, Wells, Diserio, Howell, Jones, Manchin, Marshall, Moore, Paxton, Perry, Pethtel, D. Poling and Swartzmiller)

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 31-N0099-0.04 on Sabraton Avenue in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, be named the “County Sheriff Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Bridge”.

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May was born on April 2, 1970, in Morgantown, West Virginia, the son of Franklin Gerald May and Catherine Faye (Baker) May; and

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May, a ten-year veteran of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, was tragically killed in the line of duty when, in the early hours of Saturday, February, 2012, a vehicle he was pursuing rammed his patrol car at a high rate of speed, causing the patrol car to crash and resulting in injuries that caused his death a short time later; and

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he graduated from Morgantown High School in 1988; and

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May enrolled at Fairmont State College to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and, while attending Fairmont State College, became a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity; and

    whereas, After college and subsequent graduation from the West Virginia State Police Academy, Sgt. Michael Todd May traveled to Martinsburg, West Virginia, working for a time at the Eastern Regional Correctional Facility and then hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office; and

    whereas, While with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Michael Todd May was offered a Deputy Sheriff position with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office and, consequently, chose to return home to Morgantown and work in Monongalia County where he stayed until his death; and

    whereas, Throughout his youth and into adulthood, Sgt. Michael Todd May was an avid hunter and fisherman, always enjoying the outdoors and taking every opportunity to ride his Harley or travel into the mountains of West Virginia to help his father and brother work on a log cabin built by them, every step of the way, with their own hands; and

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May was always a great friend, leader and coworker, taking his duties seriously and going far out of his way to help those in need, for example, preparing turkey dinners for the less fortunate at Thanksgiving and taking children shopping during the Sheriff’s Association Shop With A Deputy Program; and

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May is remembered by his coworkers for numerous and valuable reasons but especially for all the many ways and times he made them laugh, providing memories that will delight the hearts and quiet the minds of survivors throughout their life; and

    whereas, Perhaps more than anything else, Sgt. Michael Todd May was a wonderful, caring, and dutiful son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and cousin, loving his family as fully as he lived every second of his life; and

    whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May, fully knowing the risks of his profession, gave steadfastly, energetically and with commitment, heart, loyalty and passion until, finally, he gave his life, all in aid of others and to improve the community and lives of those he served; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 31-N0099-0.04 on Sabraton Avenue in Morganton, Monongalia County, West Virginia, when it comes under the State of West Virginia’s possession and control, the “County Sheriff Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the “County Sheriff Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways; to the County Commission of Monongalia County; to Sgt. Michael Todd May’s parents, Frank and Cathy May; and, to his brother and sister-in-law, Franky and Renee May.

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