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SCR-46 Officer Pepe Petersen Memorial Highway.(2019-2020)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 46


Introduced by Senator Galgiani

May 07, 2019


Relative to the Officer Pepe Petersen Memorial Highway.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 46, as introduced, Galgiani. Officer Pepe Petersen Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of State Route 99 in the County of San Joaquin as the Officer Pepe Petersen Memorial Highway. The measure would request that the Department of Transportation determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Officer Laurits “Pepe” Petersen was described as an icon in the local law enforcement community and spent 30 years with the Stockton Police Department; and
WHEREAS, Officer Petersen graduated from Stockton High School and completed law enforcement-related courses at San Joaquin Delta College; and
WHEREAS, Officer Petersen served his country from 1962 to 1964, inclusive, in the United States Army, and joined the Stockton Police Department in 1968; and
WHEREAS, Officer Petersen started work as a patrol officer and then worked as a detective in the homicide division until his retirement in 1998; and
WHEREAS, After retiring, Officer Petersen worked for the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office as an investigator and as a homicide detective; and
WHEREAS, Officer Petersen put killers behind bars and helped victims’ families find closure; and
WHEREAS, Officer Petersen died February 23, 2016, after he was attacked in the 8300 block of Tam O’Shanter Drive near Cortez Park north of East Hammer Lane, in the City of Stockton, and an autopsy revealed that Officer Petersen was stabbed and shot; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes the contributions of Officer Petersen to the people of California and designates the portion of State Route 99 between Mariposa Road at post mile 16.698 and Arch Road at post mile 14.568 in the County of San Joaquin as the Officer Pepe Petersen 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 to the author for appropriate distribution.