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SR-35 (2021-2022)

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Enrolled  May 14, 2021
Passed  IN  Senate  May 13, 2021


Senate Resolution
No. 35

Introduced by Senator Grove

May 05, 2021

Relative to California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.


SR 35, Grove.

WHEREAS, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 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, That the Senate recognizes California’s peace officers who died in service to their communities in 2020:
Detective Marylou Hernandez Armer, Santa Rosa Police Department, End of Watch: March 31, 2020.
Deputy Terrell D. Young, Riverside Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: April 2, 2020.
Sergeant Damon Christopher Gutzwiller, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: June 6, 2020.
Detective Jose Cruz Mora, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: September 7, 2020.
Sergeant Harry Cohen, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch: October 18, 2020.
Officer Andy Ornelas, Department of the California Highway Patrol, Antelope Valley, End of Watch: December 2, 2020.
Officer Angel DeLaFuente, Fresno Police Department, End of Watch: December 28, 2020; and be it further
Resolved, That the Senate designates Saturday, May 15, 2021, as California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and urges all Californians to remember those individuals who have given their lives for our safety and to 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.