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ACR-16 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Daniel York Memorial Highway. (2015-2016)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 16
CHAPTER 86

Relative to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Daniel York Memorial Highway.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  July 01, 2015. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 16, Wilk. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Daniel York Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Daniel York Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.
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WHEREAS, Of all of the promises that the United States offers to its citizens, none is more precious and elusive then the right to be free from crime and violence; and
WHEREAS, The men and women of law enforcement courageously undertake the unenviable task of guaranteeing the public’s safety, a responsibility that is as difficult and dangerous as it is important; and
WHEREAS, Californians are indebted everyday to our peace officers for the great sacrifices they endure, and we pay special tribute to their bravery and dedication, and share in their pain, when one of their members is killed in the line of duty; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Shayne Daniel York faithfully served the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff assigned to the East Facility of the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center; and
WHEREAS, Deputy York is remembered as a loving son to his father, Daniel York, mother, Patricia Steele, and stepmother, Mary York; a thoughtful sibling to his brother, Brandon York; and a treasured partner to his fiancée, Jennifer Parish; and
WHEREAS, Deputy York committed his life to his family and friends, and his career to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and to the safety of his fellow deputies and the residents of Los Angeles County; and
WHEREAS, Deputy York was loved by his family, friends, and coworkers, and had earned a reputation as a person who cared deeply for his partners and the public; and
WHEREAS, On August 14, 1997, Deputy York and his fiancée were at a Buena Park beauty salon when two armed men entered and attempted to rob the business and its patrons. Deputy York, his fiancée, and the other patrons of the salon were ordered to lie face-down on the floor. When one of the men identified Deputy York as a law enforcement officer, he shot Deputy York in the back of the head. Deputy York died two days later, on August 16, 1997, at just 26 years of age; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of Deputy York’s contributions, commitment, and sacrifice during his two years as a law enforcement officer in serving and protecting the residents of Los Angeles County, it is a fitting tribute to designate a portion of Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Daniel York Memorial Highway; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the portion of Interstate 5 between Newhall Ranch Road and Hasley Canyon Road in Los Angeles County as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Daniel York Memorial Highway; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate signs consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover the 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 to the author for appropriate distribution.