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SCR-12 Officer Samuel Sanchez Memorial Highway.(2015-2016)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12
CHAPTER 106

Relative to the Officer Samuel Sanchez Memorial Highway.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  July 16, 2015. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 12, Jackson. Officer Samuel Sanchez Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a portion of State Highway Route 166 in the County of Santa Barbara as the Officer Samuel Sanchez 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 the cost, to erect those signs.
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WHEREAS, The Guadalupe Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency charged with protecting and serving the 7,080 citizens in the City of Guadalupe, California; and
WHEREAS, Samuel Sanchez was born on April 6, 1944, into a large California native family of nine children, with six of his siblings in law enforcement; and
WHEREAS, Samuel Sanchez was sworn into the Guadalupe Police Department on November 11, 1965, and served the City of Guadalupe for four years alongside his brother, Elias Sanchez; and
WHEREAS, On April 13, 1969, while transporting three prisoners to jail, Officer Sanchez was killed in a head-on collision with a driver under the influence on State Highway Route 166; and
WHEREAS, Officer Sanchez was survived by one infant daughter, Kristen Sanchez; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to memorialize the service and sacrifice of Officer Sanchez, as a sign of respect and recognition to his friends and family members who are left behind, by designating a portion of State Highway Route 166 in the County of Santa Barbara in his honor; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the portion of State Highway Route 166 from Bonita School Road to Simas Road in the County of Santa Barbara as the Officer Samuel Sanchez 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 Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and the author for appropriate distribution.