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Committee Substitute House Concurrent Resolution 17 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17

(By Delegates Ashley and Walker)

 

 

 

Requesting that the I-79 interchange at Exit 34, the Wallback, West Virginia exit, be named the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Interchange”, that each bridge at the interchange be named the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Bridge”, and that the east-bound and west-bound lanes of State Route 36 at the interchange be named the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Road”.

    Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey was born June 24, 1970, the son of Maxie Lee and Earlene Gail McClanahan Bailey of Poca, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey graduated from Poca High School in 1988, where he participated in football, basketball and track; and

    Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey graduated from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice; and

    Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy March 29, 1996, was promoted to Senior Trooper in October of 1998, was promoted to Trooper 1st Class in October of 2003 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October, 2004; and

    Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was a member of the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Clay, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was the father of three children, Whitney Dawn Bailey, Lauryn Skylar Bailey and Wyatt Lee Bailey, and was the grandfather of Timothy Allen Welch; and

    Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was a brother to Dr. Justin Dale Bailey of Charleston, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey loved being outdoors and liked to hunt and fish; and

    Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey had a life-long interest in being a law-enforcement officer, was a member of the West Virginia Troopers Association, enjoyed being a part of protecting the citizens of Clay County, West Virginia and was proud to wear the uniform of a West Virginia State Trooper; and

    Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was shot and killed in the line of duty August 28, 2012, after conducting a traffic stop for reckless driving at the Wallback interchange of Interstate 79 in Clay Roane County near the Roane Clay County line; and

    Whereas, Eric Michael Workman was born March 29, 1986, the son of George and Connie Workman of Ivydale, West Virginia; and

     Whereas, Eric Michael Workman graduated from Clay County High School in 2004; and

    Whereas, Eric Michael Workman graduated from West Virginia State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in recreation, with a minor in criminal justice; and

    Whereas, While in college Eric Michael Workman was a member of the university baseball team, Player of The Year for 2009 and Second Team All American; and

    Whereas, West Virginia State Police Trooper Eric Michael Workman completed training at the West Virginia State Police Academy August 5, 2011; held a certificate in police science from Northwest Community and Technical College; was a member of the West Virginia State Police Honor Guard and the State West Virginia Troopers Association; and was especially interested in helping to make a difference in reducing alcohol and drug abuse; and

    Whereas, Trooper Eric Michael Workman was of the Baptist faith and served to enrich the lives of others even in his death by his selfless decision to be an organ donor; and

    Whereas, Trooper Eric Michael Workman was a member of the Elk River Musky Club and the Big Knob Hunt Club, and was looking forward to teaching his nephew to hunt, fish and play baseball; and

    Whereas, Trooper Eric Michael Workman died August 31, 2012, of wounds received in the line of duty on August 28, 2012, following a traffic stop for reckless driving at the Wallback interchange of Interstate 79 in Clay Roane County near the Roane Clay County line; and Whereas, In addition to his parents, Trooper Eric Michael Workman was survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Josh King and nephew Aiden King of Wallback; maternal grandmother, Hallie (Corrine) Woods of Ivydale; aunts Susie Sears of Ivydale and Tammy Wilmoth of Pension, TN; and uncle, Bobby Woods of Ivydale; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the I-79 interchange at Exit 34, the Wallback, West Virginia exit, be named the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Interchange”, that each bridge at the interchange be named the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Bridge”, and that the east-bound and west-bound lanes of State Route 36 at the interchange be named the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Road”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs in bold and prominent letters proclaiming the I-79 interchange at Exit 34, the Wallback, West Virginia exit, the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Interchange”, and proclaiming each bridge at the interchange the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Bridge”, and proclaiming the east-bound and west-bound lanes of State Route 36 at the interchange the “State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Road”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Maxie and Earlene Bailey at Poca, West Virginia, and a certified copy to George and Connie Workman at Ivydale, West Virginia, and a certified copy to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.

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