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SCR-88 California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.(2019-2020)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 88


Introduced by Senator Galgiani
(Principal coauthor: Senator Chang)
(Coauthors: Senators Archuleta, Bates, Bradford, Dahle, Dodd, Glazer, Hurtado, Leyva, Nielsen, Pan, Roth, Wiener, and Wilk)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Bigelow, Brough, Choi, Cooley, Flora, Fong, Cristina Garcia, Lackey, Mathis, Medina, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Patterson, Rodriguez, Salas, and Voepel)

March 04, 2020


Relative to California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 88, as introduced, Galgiani. California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.
This measure would designate Monday, May 4, 2020, as California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, urge all Californians to use that day to honor California peace officers, and recognize specified California peace officers who were killed in defense of their communities.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Monday, May 4, 2020, is California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, a day Californians observe in commemoration of those noble officers who have tragically sacrificed their lives in the line of duty; and
WHEREAS, Although California citizens are indebted to our California peace officers each day of the week, we make particular note of their bravery and dedication and we share in their losses on California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day; and
WHEREAS, California peace officers have a job second in importance to none, and it is a job that is as difficult and dangerous as it is important; and
WHEREAS, The peace officers of California have worked dutifully and selflessly on behalf of the people of this great state, regardless of the peril or hazard to themselves; and
WHEREAS, By the enforcement of our laws, these same officers have safeguarded the lives and property of the citizens of California and have given their full measure to ensure these citizens the right to be free from crime and violence; and
WHEREAS, Special ceremonies and observations on behalf of California peace officers provide all Californians with the opportunity to appreciate the heroic individuals who have dedicated their lives to preserving public safety; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes California’s peace officers who were killed in defense of their communities in 2019:
Officer Natalie Corona, Davis Police Department, End of Watch: January 10, 2019.
Sergeant Steve Licon, California Highway Patrol – Riverside Area Office, End of Watch: April 6, 2019.
Officer Tara O’Sullivan, Sacramento Police Department, End of Watch: June 19, 2019.
Officer Andre Moye, Jr., California Highway Patrol – Riverside Area Office, End of Watch: August 12, 2019.
Deputy Brian Ishmael, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: October 23, 2019; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature also recognize California’s peace officers who were killed in defense of their communities in the recent past, but not yet enrolled:
Officer Armando Gallegos, Jr., California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, End of Watch: September 14, 2018.
Officer Toshio Hirai, Gardena Police Department, End of Watch: November 15, 2018; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature also recognize California’s peace officers who were killed in defense of their communities in the distant past, but not yet enrolled:
Deputy Sheriff William R. Johnson, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: July 31, 1852.
Marshal Rudolph Bohn, Anaheim Police Department, End of Watch, 1886.
Special Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. Todd, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: February 22, 1910.
Constable Warren B. Willard, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: March 22, 1912.
Deputy Guillermo Bouett, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: February 18, 1913.
Deputy Constable Leroy H. Tripp, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: April 10, 1916.
Marshal James Monroe West, Jr., Needles Police Department, End of watch: July 6, 1925.
Officer Harry Samuel Thompson, Needles Police Department, End of Watch, June 10, 1935; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature designates Monday, May 4, 2020, as California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and urges all Californians to remember those individuals who have given their lives for our safety and express appreciation to those who continue to dedicate themselves to making California a safer place in which to live and raise our families; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.