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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 21 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 21

(By Senators Tomblin (Mr. President), Unger, Bailey, Barnes, Boley, Bowman, Caruth, Chafin, Deem, Edgell, Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Guills, Hall, Helmick, Hunter, Jenkins, Kessler, Love, McCabe, McKenzie, Minard, Oliverio, Plymale, Prezioso, Sharpe, Stollings, Sprouse, Sypolt, Wells, White and Yoder)


Memorializing the life of Brian William Linn, former member of the United States Army, former West Virginia State Trooper and dedicated public servant.

Whereas, Brian William Linn was born in Elkins, West Virginia, April 22, 1982, the son of Thomas C. Linn and Mary Ruth Snelson; and
Whereas, Brian William Linn graduated from Elkins High School where he was active in athletics and other extracurricular activities and was also an avid outdoorsman; and
Whereas, Brian William Linn enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard's 229th Engineering Unit at Camp Dawson, West Virginia, in April 2002 and was deployed to Camp Doha, Kuwait, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and then was transferred to the A Battery 201st Field Artillery Unit where he was deployed to Scania, Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and
Whereas, Brian William Linn attained the rank of Specialist E- 4 and was honorably discharged on March 24, 2007, and awarded the Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device, Army Service Ribbon and Driver's Mechanic Badge; and
Whereas, Brian William Linn enlisted in the West Virginia State Police on September 26, 2005, and graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy as a member of the 55th Cadet Class and was stationed at the Charles Town state police detachment in Jefferson County; and
Whereas, Brian William Linn was married to his beloved wife Melissa, with whom he shared the joy of having two daughters, Paige and Madeline; and
Whereas, Sadly, Brian William Linn was killed in the line of duty on November 3, 2007; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby memorializes the life of Brian William Linn, former member of the United States Army, former West Virginia State Trooper and dedicated public servant; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate expresses its sincere sympathy at the passing of Brian William Linn; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the family of Brian William Linn.
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