Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION No. 8





DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the part of U.S. Highway 24 running through Wabash in honor of State Police Master Trooper Detective David Rich.



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    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.








Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 8



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the part of US Highway 24 running through Wabash in honor of State Police Master Trooper Detective David Rich.

    Whereas, Master Trooper Detective David Rich was killed in the line of duty on July 5, 2007;

    Whereas, Master Trooper Detective Rich was shot and killed while investigating an apparent stranded vehicle on U.S. Highway 24 near State Road 115, one mile west of Wabash;

    Whereas, While on his way home dressed in plain clothes and driving an unmarked car, Master Trooper Detective Rich stopped to help what he thought was a motorist stranded along the side of the road;

    Whereas, Unaware that the driver was driving a sport utility vehicle that had been reported stolen on the previous day, he approached the vehicle and was shot by the driver;

    Whereas, Master Trooper Detective Rich served on the state police force for 18 years and was assigned to the Peru post as a detective;

    Whereas, Master Trooper Detective Rich was a devoted husband and a loving father and son; these qualities endeared him to all who knew him;

    Whereas, Master Trooper Detective Rich will be greatly

missed by his family, his friends, his brothers in the state police, and the citizens of Indiana; and

    Whereas, Master Trooper Detective Rich is a hero who came from a family of heroes who served their state honorably and without fear: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:



    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly expresses its deepest regrets to the family of Master Trooper Detective David Rich and thanks them for his years of dedicated service to the citizens of Indiana.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana General Assembly urges the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the part of U.S. Highway 24 that runs through Wabash in honor of State Police Master Trooper Detective David Rich.
    SECTION 3. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to his wife Connie, his parents, and his brother and sister.