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H.C.R. 16 Enrolled







Chief Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

             8      Cosponsors:
             9      Roger E. Barrus
             10      Derek E. Brown
             11      Melvin R. Brown
             12      David G. Butterfield
             13      David Clark
             14      Fred C. Cox
             15      Bradley M. Daw
             16      Brad L. Dee
             17      Jack R. Draxler
             18      Susan Duckworth
             19      Rebecca P. Edwards
             20      Steve Eliason
             21      Janice M. Fisher
             22      Julie FisherGage Froerer
Brad J. Galvez
Francis D. Gibson
Richard A. Greenwood
Keith Grover
Stephen G. Handy
Wayne A. Harper
Christopher N. Herrod
Don L. Ipson
Todd E. Kiser
Bradley G. Last
John G. Mathis
Kay L. McIff
Ronda Rudd Menlove
Michael T. MorleyMerlynn T. Newbold
Curtis Oda
Jeremy A. Peterson
Val L. Peterson
Marie H. Poulson
Kraig Powell
Paul Ray
Holly J. Richardson
Stephen E. Sandstrom
Kenneth W. Sumsion
Mark A. Wheatley
Ryan D. Wilcox
Larry B. Wiley
Carl Wimmer
Bill Wright              23     
             24      LONG TITLE
             25      General Description:
             26          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor supports the placement
             27      of white crosses or other appropriate symbols as roadside memorials to honor patrol
             28      officers killed in the line of duty.
             29      Highlighted Provisions:
             30          This resolution:
             31          .    expresses continued support for the Utah Highway Patrol's placement of white
             32      crosses, or other appropriate symbols as requested by the family of a deceased patrol
             33      officer, as memorials to highway patrol officers who have been killed in the line of

             34      duty.
             35      Special Clauses:
             36          None
             38      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             39          WHEREAS, since the statutory creation of the Utah Highway Patrol in 1923, 14
             40      highway patrol officers have been killed in the line of duty;
             41          WHEREAS, the 14 Utah Highway Patrolmen who have been killed in the line of duty
             42      are Patrolman George "Ed" VanWagenen and Troopers Armond A. "Monty" Luke, George Dee
             43      Rees, Charles D. Warren, John R. Winn, William J. Antoniewicz, Robert B. Hutchings, Ray
             44      Lynn Pierson, Daniel W. Harris, Joseph "Joey" S. Brumett III, Dennis "Dee" Lund, Doyle R.
             45      Thorne, Randy K. Ingram, and Thomas S. Rettberg;
             46          WHEREAS, for the families of these officers who have paid the ultimate price for their
             47      service, there is often very little that can be done to stem the tide of their grief and suffering, or
             48      to help them move on with their lives;
             49          WHEREAS, the families of these officers killed in the line of duty have been involved
             50      in, and have supported, the creation of roadside memorials placed near the location of the
             51      incidents that caused these deaths by the Utah Highway Patrol Association (UHPA), a private
             52      fraternal organization whose mission includes protecting the rights of widows and orphans of
             53      deceased members;
             54          WHEREAS, each memorial represents a Utah Highway Patrol officer who died in the
             55      line of duty and service to the state of Utah and its citizens;
             56          WHEREAS, a white cross has become widely accepted as a symbol of a death, and not
             57      a religious symbol, when placed along a highway;
             58          WHEREAS, the memorials remind the citizens of Utah and this nation of the price that
             59      is too often paid for safety and freedom;
             60          WHEREAS, the memorials also console the family members left behind, who too often
             61      consist of young mothers and young children;

             62          WHEREAS, the primary feature of the memorials is a white cross, which was never
             63      intended as a religious symbol, but as a symbol of the sacrifice made by these highway patrol
             64      officers;
             65          WHEREAS, the beehive emblem, which is also the official state emblem, is attached to
             66      the cross because the emblem is worn as part of the official Utah Highway Patrol uniform;
             67          WHEREAS, the purchase and placement of these memorials has been accomplished
             68      through the Utah Highway Patrol Association, with private funds only; and
             69          WHEREAS, given the heartfelt yet nonsectarian intentions of the memorials, removing
             70      or tampering with them would clearly convey an absence of concern, respect, and recognition
             71      of the sacrifices made by these officers and their families:
             72          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             73      Governor concurring therein, express support for the Utah Highway Patrol's and the Utah
             74      Highway Patrol Association's use of white crosses, or other appropriate symbols as requested
             75      by the family, as roadside memorials as a means to pay tribute to the heroes from the ranks of
             76      the Utah Highway Patrol who have fallen and to their families.
             77          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the surviving
             78      spouse or nearest relative of each Utah Highway Patrol Officer who has been killed in the line
             79      of duty and service to the citizens of Utah, the Utah Highway Patrol, and the Utah Highway
             80      Patrol Association.

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