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Text of A resolution to commemorate and acknowledge the dedication and sacrifice made by the men and women who have lost their ...

...have lost their lives while serving as law enforcement officers.

This simple resolution was agreed to on May 12, 1998. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of May 12, 1998 (Resolution Agreed to).

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SRES 201 ATS

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 201

To commemorate and acknowledge the dedication and sacrifice made by the men and women who have lost their lives while serving as law enforcement officers.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 30, 1998

Mr. KEMPTHORNE (for himself, Mr. ABRAHAM, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. BRYAN, Mr. BURNS, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. CHAFEE, Mr. COCHRAN, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. COVERDELL, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. D’AMATO, Mr. DEWINE, Mr. DODD, Mr. DORGAN, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. ENZI, Mr. FAIRCLOTH, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. GLENN, Mr. GORTON, Mr. GRAMM, Mr. GREGG, Mr. HAGEL, Mr. HELMS, Mr. HOLLINGS, Mrs. HUTCHISON, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. INOUYE, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. LOTT, Mr. LUGAR, Mr. MCCAIN, Ms. MOSELEY-BRAUN, Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. NICKLES, Mr. REID, Mr. ROBB, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. ROTH, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. SMITH of Oregon, Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire, Mr. THURMOND, Mr. TORRICELLI, Mr. WARNER, Mr. WELLSTONE, Mr. BIDEN, Mr. KOHL, Mr. CLELAND, Mr. GRASSLEY, and Mr. BYRD) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

April 2, 1998

Reported by Mr. HATCH, without amendment

May 12, 1998

Considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

To commemorate and acknowledge the dedication and sacrifice made by the men and women who have lost their lives while serving as law enforcement officers.

Whereas the well-being of all citizens of this country is preserved and enhanced as a direct result of the vigilance and dedication of law enforcement personnel;

Whereas more than 700,000 men and women, at great risk to their personal safety, presently serve their fellow citizens in their capacity as guardians of the peace;

Whereas peace officers are the front line in preserving our childrens’ right to receive an education in a crime-free environment that is all too often threatened by the insidious fear caused by violence in schools;

Whereas 159 peace officers lost their lives in the performance of their duty in 1997, and a total of 13,734 men and women have now made that supreme sacrifice;

Whereas every year 1 in 9 officers is assaulted, 1 in 25 is injured, and 1 in 4,400 is killed in the line of duty; and

Whereas, on May 15, 1998, more than 15,000 peace officers are expected to gather in our nation’s Capital to join with the families of their recently fallen comrades to honor them and all others before them: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That May 15, 1998, is hereby designated as ‘National Peace Officers Memorial Day’ for the purpose of recognizing all peace officers slain in the line of duty. The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe this day with the appropriate ceremonies and respect.