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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 61 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 61

(By Delegate Williams, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Beach, Butcher, Caputo, Crosier, Evans, Fragale, Hartman, Klempa, Louisos, Marshall, Michael, Morgan, Moye, Perry, D. Poling, M. Poling, Shaver, Tabb, Varner, Walker and White)




Requesting the bridge in Bruceton Mills crossing I-68 at the Bruceton Mills exit, mile marker 23, in Preston County, West Virginia, specifically bridge number 39-73/11-0.04(2835), be named the "Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer Memorial Bridge."

Whereas, Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer was born April 13, 1947, in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. He was a member of the West Virginia State Police from February, 1973 until April, 1989 and his untimely death in the line of duty on April 15, 1989, when he and Trooper Ronald Hicks were attempting to serve a warrant near Terra Alta in Preston County. Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer was shot in the head and died instantly; and
Whereas, Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer died leaving his wife, Bonnie Holliday Brammer, whom he married on May 29, 1971, a son Michael who was 15 years old, a daughter Mary Beth, who was 8 years of age, a brother Robert and his now deceased parents Harry and Mary Brammer. He had served in the United States Army, the West Virginia State Police for 16 years, and was an expert sharpshooter. Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer was a member of Sugar Valley Methodist Church and was awarded the American Police Hall of Fame Medal of Honor, West Virginia State Police Medal of Valor, West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association Police Cross and was honored by the FBI Fallen West Virginia Law Enforcement May 5, 2005. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87, and the Masonic Lodge of Kingwood, West Virginia, and always had time to help the citizens of his community. Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer served his community, state and country with honor and distinction giving his life in the line of duty; and
Whereas, It is proper to honor the service, dedication and sacrifice of Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer by naming a bridge after him; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 39-73/11-0.04(2835) in Bruceton Mills crossing I-68 at the Bruceton Mills exit, mile marker 23 in Preston County, West Virginia, the "Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entryway of the bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be named the "Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer 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 and the surviving family of Trooper First Class James Thomas Brammer.
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