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ACR-70 CHP Officer Kenneth E. Marshall Memorial Interchange.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 70
CHAPTER 144

Relative to the CHP Officer Kenneth E. Marshall Memorial Interchange.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 27, 2013. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 70, Chesbro. CHP Officer Kenneth E. Marshall Memorial Interchange.
This measure would designate the interchange at U.S. Route 101 and State Route 200 in the County of Humboldt as the CHP Officer Kenneth E. Marshall Memorial Interchange. The measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost for appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, California Highway Patrol Officer Kenneth Edmund Marshall was born December 16, 1936, in Vernonia, Oregon; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall graduated from Napa High School, and attended California State University, Sacramento, shortly thereafter; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall was employed in a lumber mill near Burney, California, prior to becoming a California Highway Patrol Officer; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall married the love of his life, Shirley, on September 9, 1956, and had two wonderful children, Dennis, born August 11, 1957, and Pamela, born November 17, 1961; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy in 1963 and, upon graduation, was assigned to the Los Angeles Area and later transferred to the San Leandro Area and finally to the Humboldt Area, where he spent the remainder of his career; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall, badge number 3285, was killed in the line of duty on January 9, 1968, while pursuing a speeding motorist on Interstate 101 in the County of Humboldt; and
WHEREAS, As Officer Marshall was attempting to overtake the violator, he lost control of his patrol car on the wet roadway as he was traversing through a sweeping left curve and his vehicle slid off the roadway and struck a pole adjacent to the highway; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall was a hard-working, dedicated officer who loved his job and enjoyed the people he worked with, and who was known for being a loyal family man and a wonderful father and husband; and
WHEREAS, Officer Marshall’s greatest joys were his wife and children, and in his spare time, he would enjoy horseback riding, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family on their farm near Arcata, California; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of Officer Marshall’s great contributions and sacrifice in serving the California Highway Patrol and the citizens of California, it would be fitting to designate the interchange at U.S. Route 101 and State Route 200 in the County of Humboldt in his honor; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the interchange at U.S. Route 101 and State Route 200 in the County of Humboldt as the CHP Officer Kenneth E. Marshall Memorial Interchange; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the costs of erecting the appropriate signs, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, showing these special designations, and upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and the author for appropriate distribution.