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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 64 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 64

(By Delegate Poore)

 

 

 

Requesting the Governor to take suitable public notice on Saturday, August 27, 2011, and on the fourth Saturday of August of each succeeding year thereafter, of "First Responders Appreciation Day,” in honor, recognition and appreciation of all police officers and firefighters of West Virginia and their families.

    Whereas, Police officers and firefighters are first responders to calls for help in a wide variety of emergencies, ranging from crimes, disturbances, floods, fires, snow storms, wrecks and hazardous materials spills, to lost children and beloved pets in need of rescue; and

    Whereas, Police officers and firefighters endure long hours of arduous work and training to serve the people of West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Services offered by police officers and firefighters are vital to the health, welfare and safety of all the state’s citizens; and

    Whereas, During emergencies in the state, police officers and firefighters suffer prolonged discomfort and frequently risk their lives to protect the lives and property of their fellow citizens; and

    Whereas, The hardships, dangers and long hours away from home endured by police officers and firefighters cause loving family members of police officers and firefighters to bear many sacrifices and hardships; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Governor is hereby requested to take suitable public notice on Saturday, August 27, 2011, and on the fourth Saturday of August of each succeeding year thereafter, of "First Responders Appreciation Day,” in honor, recognition and appreciation of all West Virginia police officers and firefighters and their families; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates, forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police, the Executive Director of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association, the President of the West Virginia Chief’s of Police Association, the President of the West Virginia State Fire Chief’s Association, the President of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association, the President of the West Virginia Professional Fire Chief’s Association and the President of the West Virginia Professional Firefighter’s Association.

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