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H.J.R. 21





Sponsor: David Ure

             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This joint resolution of the Legislature honors the life and service of Jade Pusey.
             9      Highlighted Provisions:
             10          This resolution:
             11          .    recognizes the dedicated service of Jade Pusey to the state of Utah, its citizens, and
             12      its elected and appointed servants; and
             13          .    expresses its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jade
             14      Pusey.
             15      Special Clauses:
             16          None
             18      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             19          WHEREAS, in 1996, Jade Pusey graduated from the Police Academy and was certified
             20      as a law enforcement officer with statewide peace officer authority;
             21          WHEREAS, Jade Pusey served Salt Lake County and its citizens for four years as a Salt
             22      Lake County Deputy Sheriff;
             23          WHEREAS, Jade Pusey served the citizens of the entire state of Utah since January
             24      2001 as the Chief of Criminal Investigations in the Office of the Attorney General;
             25          WHEREAS, Jade Pusey worked closely with the Legislature and state and local law
             26      enforcement agencies, as staff, and ultimately as Chairman of the Utah Law Enforcement
             27      Legislative Committee in enacting laws to protect and benefit the people of Utah;

             28          WHEREAS, Jade Pusey has been known as a man who dedicated his life to "protect
             29      and serve" and had a great respect for individual constitutional rights;
             30          WHEREAS, law enforcement personnel are among those who risk their lives to
             31      selflessly serve each one of us and our communities;
             32          WHEREAS, the citizens of Utah should be given the opportunity to recognize and offer
             33      gratitude to law enforcement officers and their families, particularly in their time of dire need,
             34      as a gesture of honor to their duty and sacrifice; and
             35          WHEREAS, Jade Pusey valiantly battled a rare form of cancer called Desmoplastic
             36      Small Round Cell Tumors, which took his life on January 29, 2005:
             37          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah
             38      formally recognizes the dedicated service of Jade Pusey to the state of Utah, its citizens, and its
             39      elected and appointed servants.
             40          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature expresses its condolences and
             41      deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jade Pusey.
             42          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the family of
             43      Jade Pusey.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-3-05 2:08 PM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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