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HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. _29__




Introduced by: Brown T, Thompson


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to honor Richard "Mark" Clapp, Richmond Town Marshall, who died on December 4, 2003, in the line of duty.

    Whereas, Richard "Mark " Clapp was born on April 7, 1958 in Greencastle, Indiana and began a life dedicated to the service of others and to his community, and

    Whereas, He was a graduate of Mount Comfort High School, attended Vincennes University, married Debbie Zentko in November of 1978 and together they raised their son, Aaron, and

    Whereas, Richard "Mark" Clapp's distinguished career included 25 years as a Permit Investigator for the Indiana Department of Transportation, certification with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to dismantle clandestine methamphetamine labs, a member of the Montgomery County's drug task force, and an instructor for the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and



    Whereas, For 20 years, he served as New Richmond Town Marshall and in that capacity was known as a man who made a sincere effort to know people's names, make them feel secure and respond quickly to calls and

    Whereas, On December 4, 2003, Richard "Mark" Clapp lost his life in the line of duty after responding to a domestic disturbance, leaving his wife, son and a grateful community to mourn his loss: Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives, on behalf of the citizens of this state and particularly the community of New Richmond, honors the bravery and dedication of Richard "Mark" Clapp, and extends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

    The Clerk of the House of Representatives is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of Richard "Mark" Clapp..





RR 4513/DI mlh

2004


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