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SCR-151 Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Interchange.(2015-2016)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 151
CHAPTER 183

Relative to the Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Interchange.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 09, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 151, Gaines. Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Interchange.
This measure would designate a specified portion of Interstate Highway 80 in Placer County as the Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Interchange. The measure would 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.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Michael David Davis, Jr., was born in Bellflower, California, on October 29, 1971. He moved to Placer County in 1995 to pursue a career in law enforcement. He was initially hired by the Auburn Police Department and joined the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as a patrol deputy. A Roseville resident, Deputy Sheriff Davis coached baseball in the Woodcreek Little League for many years. Family and police work were “where his heart was,” said Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner. Deputy Sheriff Davis’ brother Jason, his wife Jessica, and aunt and uncle worked for the department. Deputy Sheriff Davis was a model officer who had zero complaints from the public on his record and was known for his respect, tact, and empathy toward those he served; and
WHEREAS, Off-duty, Deputy Sheriff Davis was the one who made everyone laugh at family gatherings. He had great stories, a quick wit, and no filter, according to his brother Jason. Deputy Sheriff Davis served his community with everything that he had. He was a loving husband and father who adored all of his children. As a coach he mentored other children; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Sheriff Davis was just five days short of his 17th birthday when his father, for whom he was named, was killed while on assignment with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Sheriff Davis had two younger brothers, Jason and Christopher. According to Jason, Michael instantly assumed a parental role as a big brother and helped raise his two younger brothers. When the younger boys were troubled or woke from nightmares, they went to Michael’s room for comfort. Michael taught them to play baseball, and he always included his two younger brothers in his group of older friends. Deputy Sheriff Davis was always coaching and inspiring those around him to be better; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Sheriff Davis, who was on assignment as an acting detective, was gunned down in the City of Auburn at 42 years of age, on October 24, 2014, 26 years to the day after his father perished in a helicopter crash during a police mission in southern California. The shooting rampage that claimed Deputy Sheriff Davis’ life began in a Motel 6 parking lot in Sacramento and also killed Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver. Authorities have charged Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte and his wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, with the murder of a peace officer. When he died, Deputy Sheriff Davis was on assignment as a homicide detective in the Crimes Against Persons unit. In addition to his wife Jessica, Deputy Sheriff Davis is survived by daughters Angelique and Samantha, stepchildren Ivey and Chayse, his mother Deborah, and his grandparents Bob and Joan Davis; 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 Interstate Highway 80 in Placer County at the Horseshoe Bar Road Interchange, as the Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Davis, Jr. Memorial Interchange; 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 to the author for appropriate distribution.