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ACR-177 Solano County Deputy Sheriff Hale Humphrey Memorial Highway.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 177
CHAPTER 135

Relative to the Solano County Deputy Sheriff Hale Humphrey Memorial Highway.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  August 23, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 177, Frazier. Solano County Deputy Sheriff Hale Humphrey Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway Route 12 between Marina Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue in the County of Solano as the Solano County Deputy Sheriff Hale Humphrey 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, Hale Humphrey grew up in the New Boston area of eastern Texas prior to enlisting in the United States Navy; and
WHEREAS, After completing his naval service, Hale Humphrey settled in Fairfield, initially working for the Fairfield Police Department before becoming a deputy sheriff with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Humphrey was active in social activities in Solano County, becoming a member of the local Elks Lodge and eventually its exalted ruler; and
WHEREAS, On March 15, 1963, following a robbery at a service station, one of the fleeing suspects killed a California Highway Patrol officer, and Deputy Humphrey, who was at a roadblock set up to apprehend the suspects, was killed in the line of duty when the suspect vehicle rammed the roadblock; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Humphrey, at the time of his death, was survived by his wife of 10 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Humphrey, and by his daughter Sherry Humphrey; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to commemorate Deputy Humphrey’s service and ultimate sacrifice, and to designate a portion of State Highway Route 12 in Solano County 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 portion of State Highway Route 12 between Marina Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue, near the south end of Union Avenue and the north end of Main Street, in the County of Solano, as the Solano County Deputy Sheriff Hale Humphrey Memorial Highway; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of erecting appropriate signs, consistent with the signing requirements of the state highway system, showing this special designation 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 to the author for appropriate distribution.