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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 38 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 38

(By Senators Plymale, Jenkins, Minard, Unger and Kessler)


Recognizing Patrolman First Class Ryan Nelson Bentley for his courage in the line of fire.

Whereas, Ryan Nelson Bentley is the son of Ralph and Laura Bentley and the brother of Joel and Treacy; and
Whereas, Ryan Nelson Bentley is married to his beloved wife Jocelyn, with whom he shares the joy of having their son, Alec; and
Whereas, Ryan Nelson Bentley has been a Patrolman First Class Officer with the City of Huntington Police Department since May 5, 2000; and
Whereas, Officer Bentley was on night patrol March 4, 2009, when he came upon an armed robbery in progress; and
Whereas, Officer Bentley approached the suspect and the suspect fled on foot; and
Whereas, Officer Bentley gave chase and the suspect opened fire, striking him twice; and
Whereas, Officer Bentley, although wounded, was able to identify the suspect, who ultimately was arrested; and
Whereas, Officer Bentley's display of courage and desire to protect the public should serve as an example to all law- enforcement officers throughout the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, The people of Huntington and the State of West Virginia will be forever grateful to Officer Bentley for his courage and bravery; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes Patrolman First Class Ryan Nelson Bentley for his courage in the line of fire; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate wishes Officer Bentley a full and speedy recovery to good health; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Patrolman First Class Ryan Nelson Bentley.
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