(By Senators Buckalew, Wiedebusch, Yoder, Blatnik, Ross, Schoonover, Sharpe, Love, Anderson, Bailey, Bowman, Macnaughtan, Dittmar, Boley, Oliverio, Kimble, Dugan, Manchin, Whitlow, Helmick, Wagner, Walker, Minear, Plymale, Tomblin, Mr. President)

Commemorating the gallant public service of law-enforcement
officers who have given their lives for the preservation of peace and the protection of West Virginia's citizens.

Whereas, The safety, protection and welfare of the citizens

of the state of West Virginia is the duty of law-enforcement officers throughout the state; and
Whereas, In the performance of their duty, West Virginia's law-enforcement officers place themselves in danger and uncertainty with every call for their assistance; and
Whereas, One hundred eight law-enforcement officers have fallen in the line of their gallant and courageous duty to preserve and protect law and order in West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the gallantry and courageous service performed by law-enforcement officers throughout the state of West Virginia for the protection of our citizens; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate honors the memory of all law-enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty in the name of law and order in the state of West Virginia, giving their lives for the protection of others and the preservation of peace.